Series & Journals

HemiPress features a number of serial publications. These include emisférica, Dancing While Black, and our most recent [ConTactos] series. Multilingual and immersive, these dynamic journals circulate widely and engage urgent conversations across the Americas.


emisférica is the Hemispheric Institute’s peer-reviewed, online, trilingual scholarly journal. Published biannually, journal issues focus on specific areas of inquiry in the study of performance and politics in the Americas. The journal publishes academic essays, multimedia artist presentations, activist interventions, and translations, as well as book, performance, and film reviews. Its languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


As communities across the world succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are placed in an exasperating bind between our desire to intervene and the seeming impossibility of doing so amidst a global lockdown that forecloses the very modes of contact upon which many of our abilities to intervene rely. In this time of perilous proximities, HemiPress, has published critical reflections by leading theorists, activists, and artists, that engage in meaningful deliberations about the urgencies wrought bare by the calamity before us. [ConTactos] features short texts that arrest power, expose inequalities and violence, and model alternative proximities for the present and the future.

Dancing While Black: Black Bodies / White Boxes
Produced by Angela's Pulse

After two years of dreaming, mulling, strategy conversations, and research, Angela’s Pulse realized the creation of a digital journal dedicated to the voices and visions of Black dance artists. Dancing While Black: Black Bodies | White Boxes (2019) is the collaborative effort of 33 contributors, editors, artists, advisors, and designers. Intentionally keeping Blackness at the center, the Journal explores themes of Black bodies, Black space, and white boxes.