Stephanie Vella is a doctoral candidate in Theatre at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests include global modernisms, theories of temporality, and the history of visuality. Her dissertation, Primitivism, Performance Studies, and Modernist Time looks at some of the ways in which performance research methodologies have come to be shaped through the temporal and spatial conflations of primitivism. Stephanie is an Adjunct Lecturer at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University. She has previously published in PAJand Theatre Survey. Stephanie has an MA in Theatre History and Criticism from Brooklyn College and a BA in Liberal Arts and Drama from Bennington College.