Josh Truett (2014-2015 University Fellow) is a PhD Candidate in the Theatre program, with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Sexuality Studies. Josh received a MFA in Dramatic Writing for TV, Film and Theatre from California State University at Los Angles (CSULA) and BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. As the founder and Artistic Director of the Mneme Theatre Experiment, he has received numerous grants and artistic residences, including an Associate Artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and an Individual Artist Grant from the Queens Council for the Arts (NYC). He has taught classes and workshops at San Francisco State University, California State University at Los Angles, and The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Josh was awarded the 2015 Paul Varley Award (Best Graduate Student Paper) from the Japan Studies Association. His dissertation “Muxes, Velas and Zapotec Style: Festival Performance and Indigenous Counterpublics” explores the festival performances of the muxes, a queer identity within the indigenous Zapotec society of Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico. This research has been supported by a Sexuality Studies Program Travel Grant, the Snow and Morrow Funds at OSU, a generous Kramer International Fellowship from Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute, A Global Mobility Project Grant, and the Dana Greenblatt Feminist Media Studies Award.