Carrie Noland is Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (Princeton, 1999); Agency and Embodiment (Harvard, 2009); Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print (Columbia, 2015); and Merce Cunningham: After the Arbitrary (Chicago, 2020). She has co-edited with Sally Ann Ness Migrations of Gesture (Minnesota, 2008); Diasporic Avant-Gardes (Palgrave, 2009) with Barrett Watten; and Jackson Mac Low: Between Writing and Performance(Slought Foundation, 2023) with Tyrus Miller. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Camargo Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Clark/Oakley Humanities Center, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Her background in modern dance and Iyengar Yoga has inspired much of her academic work.