Associate Library Professor

Selene Colburn is an Associate Library Professor and is the Assistant to the Dean of Libraries for External Relations. Colburn is also a very active dancer and choreographer. With a secondary appointment to the Department of Theatre and Dance, she serves as Dance Liaison and teaches courses that focus on the intersection of research and performance. At WGBH Educational Foundation, she was Project Archivist for the New Television Workshop Collection, which includes over twenty-five years of seminal works of video art and dance. She has also worked in the archives of the Shelburne Museum, the St. Johnsbury Archives Collaborative, and the University of Vermont.  Her performance works have appeared at venues such as the International Festival of Art and Ideas, the Bay Area Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Scope Art Fair.

Selene Colburn

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

(secondary appointment to Department of Theatre & Dance)
research and performance; site-based performance


  • MS, Simmons College
  • BA, Bennington College