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Lynn Matluck Brooks

Lynn Matluck Brooks was named to 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. Her doctoral research was supported by a Fulbright/Hayes Grant for study in Spain, and she has also held grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 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, and the Spanish Ethnomusicology Society Conference in Oviedo in 2018. At F&M, Brooks was the recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the  Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.  She  wrote performance reviews for  Dance Magazine,  served as editor of  Dance Research Journal for six years, and co-editor of Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts  for ten years. Brooks has served on the boards of the World Dance Alliance, the Society for Dance History Scholars, the Congress on Research in Dance, and several Lancaster-area arts organizations. She performed and choreographed with the Grant St. Dance Company in Lancaster. Brooks has published several books and many scholarly articles, primarily on dance history subjects. She specializes in modern dance, baroque dance and notation, movement analysis, dance writing, and dance history.