Dr. Avy Valladares is the Graduate Student Services Advisor for the Ph.D. program offered by the Graduate Group in Performance Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Italian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Film and Media from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. He holds an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from UCLA.
He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at Berkeley City College. He believes in the power of education for opening minds, if not necessarily careers. Although it does help.
Avy plans to be a valuable resource for the graduate students in the Performance Studies Ph.D. program, and a good colleague to the amazing people at TDPS. If you have a question about our doctoral program, he'll be the person to talk to, so send him an email or drop by his office.
Lastly, Avy loves SF books and movies, craft beers and wine, orcas, and believes in dragons. He also believes that naps are essential to a good life.