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Lynn Matluck Brooks

Lynn Matluck Brooks is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the Dance Program in 1984. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Temple University. Brooks is also a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, N.Y. Her doctoral research was supported by a Fulbright/Hayes Grant for study in Spain, and she has also held several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Brooks has participated as both NEH fellow and faculty member in the Aston Magna Academies, and was an invited participant at the International Council for Traditional Music's symposium on Musical Iconography in Burgos, Spain. In 2002-03, Dr. Brooks held an NEH Full-Time Research Fellowship, and she has served as an applicant reviewer for PCA and NEH. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship at F&M. For three years, Brooks wrote performance reviews for Dance Magazine. She served as editor of Dance Research Journal from 1994 through 1999, and now serves as co-editor of Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts. She has served on the boards of the World Dance Alliance, the Society for Dance History Scholars, and the Congress on Research in Dance as well as Lancaster-area arts organizations. She has published four books and many scholarly articles, primarily on dance history subjects. An active choreographer, researcher, and teacher, Brooks specializes in modern dance, baroque dance and notation, movement analysis, and dance history. She has most recently performed and choreographed with the Grant St. Dance Company in Lancaster.