Mary Woehrel is Graduate Program Director (2018-2021) and Associate Professor of Dance at York University.
With degrees in music, popular culture, and film studies, the early part of her career involved ethnographic research about the globalization of hip-hop dance. Her research about breaking and dance/music practices appears under the name Mary Fogarty. She co-edited Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films with Mark Evans (2016), The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies with Imani Kai Johnson (forthcoming), and has book chapters on a range of dance topics in The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music (Shepherd and Devine 2015), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen (Blanco Borelli 2014) and Ageing and Youth Cultures: Music, Style and Identity (Hodkinson and Bennett 2012).
Professor Woehrel has been the recipient of several awards including an Academic Innovation Fund, AMPD Teaching Award, SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, ORSAS (University of Edinburgh) and Canada Graduate Scholarship. She has served on academic committees for KISMIF (current), IASPM, IMHSD, and CORD and is on the Editorial Board of IASPM Journal.