culture / nature / structure

Meghan Moe Beitiks



My academic research is intertwined with my artistic practice. I’m interested in what it means to perform with the non-human and how culture shapes our perceptions of ecologies. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Foundations at Grand Valley State University. I’m a frequent participant in conferences like Peformance Studies International, the CSPA Convergence, and Earth Matters on Stage. Please contact me for a current Statement of Teaching Philosophy or inquiries regarding published works.


“Moe is a really great professor. She questions you and challenges your thinking in order to pull great work out of you. I loved the way she taught us and I really think that the way she interacted with us was so helpful . . . Moe took us out of our comfort zone and the result was amazing work from everyone.”

“The class provided opportunities to learn and grow as both an artist and a student. Assignments and activities were engaging and allowed for room to expand creativity and expression.”

— From Class Evaluations, Time Studio, Grand Valley State University, Fall 2016

“She was the best teacher ever! Moe is amazing! Her exercises were very well thought. The class was dynamic. I really liked how she drove the class and the students.”

“Moe was an amazing teacher. She helped me open my mind and I really appreciate that. I also loved that she is worried about the performer’s safety and that she brought that topic into class.”

— From Class Evaluations, Introduction to Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fall 2015

“[the speaker was] warm, knowledgable, patient, approachable, encouraging, constructive criticism, stretched participants efficiently + effectively . . . incredible opportunity and experience. Invaluable insight.”

— from a Participant Evaluation, A Lab for Apologies and Forgiveness v.5, 2-week intensive performance workshop, All Saints Episcopal Church, Saugatuck, Michigan.

I am currently one of the editors of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Quarterly, and contribute an occasional feature to  I have previously been an eco-art writer for and

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