James Moreno is Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Kansas where he teaches critical dance studies, modern dance technique, choreography, and dance and technology. Moreno holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, is a Fulbright Scholar, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD). In 2011/12 he was Visiting Professor of Dance at the University of Panamá in Panamá City, Panamá and Visiting Guest Artist at the National Dance of Panamá. His research, which he has presented nationally and internationally, investigates stagings of race, nation, and gender in mid-century US modern dance with a focus on José Limón. Moreno is published in Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts and Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies. His current choreographic project human, next, a collaboration with video artist Benjamin Rosenthal, made its New York City premiere in March 2014, with a video adaptation of the dance presented in film festivals in Athens, Greece, Weimar, Germany, Holon, Israel, and New York City.