Amber Muller is a wayward Canuck. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a BA (Honours) in Drama, she played at theatre making before moving to Europe to pursue a double Masters in International Performance Research at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Warwick.
Her research focus lies at the intersection of performance and sexuality with a special interest in sexual economies, erotic capital, collisions of praxis in pop culture feminism, gender politics, creative protest, and embodied resistance. She enjoys popular media, mixing “high” theory with “low” culture, troubling currents of power, and being a feminist killjoy.
Currently engaged in PhD in Performance Studies, Amber is also working towards designated emphases in Feminist Theory and Research and Critical Theory. As a Provost Fellow in her first year at Davis, Amber presented a paper entitled “Captured Frames: Performing Sexiness in the World of the Selfie” at UCLA’s Thinking Gender conference, as well as a paper entitled “Across Lives: the Disappearance and Haunting of Aboriginal Women in Two Canadian Plays” at the Gender Beyond Boundaries conference at UC: San Diego. Publications include ‘Virtual Communities and Translation into Physical Reality in the “It Gets Better Project”’ in the Journal of Media Practice and “What’s ‘Slut’ Got to Do With It?: Language, Translation, and Transformation of a Global Protest Movement” in Jaarboek Vrouwengeschiedens (The History of Women Yearbook).