Bertie Ferdman is a contemporary performance aficionado whose research specialties are in site based art practices and urban dramaturgies. Originally from Puerto Rico, born to Argentinean parents, she is now half French and lives in Brooklyn. With Frank Hentschker, she curated numerous international events and exchanges at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center, including two Site-Specific Performance Symposia and the US premiere of Rodrigo García's Accidens. Her articles and reviews have appeared in PAJ: Journal of Performance and Art, Theater, Performance Research, Theatre Journal, and Theatre Survey. With Tom Sellar, she is co-editor of a forthcoming edition (May 2014) of Theater on performance curation. Bertie is an assistant professor in the department of Speech, Communications & Theatre Arts at Borough Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, is a graduate of Yale University and the Lecoq School of Physical Theater in Paris.