Ali Na (Edwards) (

B.A., Politics, Whitman College

M.A., Performance Studies, New York University


Ali Na is a PhD candidate interested in the politics of non-normative bodies with attention to race, ethnicity, sex, gender, and sexuality. Her research is at the intersections of performance and media studies. Through her dissertation, she is exploring technologies engaged by a set of contemporary Asian and Asian American performance artists enacting various constellations of femininity. Ali is also completing a certificate in Feminist Studies in the Department of Women’s Studies at Duke University.