Dr. Emma Doran specializes on performance studies, modern dance studies, media ecology, and phenomenology. She holds a BA in Dance Performance, an MA in Dance (York University), and a PhD in Communication and Culture (Ryerson University). Entitled "‘Feeling’ in Modern Dance Print Media: Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Maud Allan,” her doctoral dissertation was supervised by Dr. Irene Gammel, with Dr. Carol Simpson Stern at Northwestern University serving as the external examiner. Following her doctoral studies, Dr. Doran accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MLC Research Centre, preparing several scholarly articles for publications (listed below), under the mentorship of Dr. Gammel. In 2017, Dr. Doran accepted a position as editor for Dance Current: Canada’s Dance Magazine. Her experiences also include her long-time position as archival associate for Dance Collection Danse in Toronto.
Doran, Emma. "‘Feeling’ in Modern Dance Print Media: Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Maud Allan.” Communication and Culture and Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Ryerson University, May 2014. Supervisor: Dr. Irene Gammel. External Examiner: Dr. Carol Simpson Stern, Northwestern University.
Doran, Emma, “Figuring Modern Dance Within Fin-De-Siècle Visual Culture and Print: The Case of Loïe Fuller.” Early Popular Visual Culture (Routledge) 13.1 (2015): 21-40.
Doran, Emma. “Configuring the Dance Review in the North-American Daily, 1890-1920.” Media History. 12 April 2017. 1-21.
Emma Doran (with Seika Boye). “Maps, Trespassing and the Periphery: Reflection on the Location of Dance Studies in Canada” Performance Matters. Simon Fraser University. 2(2): 2016. 159-163.
Doran, Emma, "Illuminated Memories and Technological Narratives: Encountering Loie Fuller in Print Media”, 17th Annual Performance Studies International Conference, Utrecht University, NL, May 25-29, 2011.
Ryerson Dr. Liss Jeffrey doctoral award, 2010