Rebecca Henriksen is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies interested in the intersections of performance studies, gender & sexuality studies, and religious studies. She studies the intersections of embodiment, ritual, gender, and sexuality in Rwanda and the United States particularly in the context of evangelical religious ritual and the lived experience of religious life. She is interested in the ways people make sense of disciplinary injunctions against one identity over another and yet continue to maintain both identities within a set of ritual practices. She holds an M.A. in religious studies, with an emphasis in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, from Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. While at Yale, she received a Luce Foundation grant to travel to Rwanda under the Women, Religion, and Globalization project to study women’s daily rituals. Rebecca holds a B.S. in studio art (drawing and painting) and a B.A. in music (trumpet).