Elise Archias is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her book The Concrete Body – Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci (Yale U.P., 2016) is about the persistence of modernist abstraction in the unlikely site of performance art in the 1960s, and why “embodiment” as an idea needed to be given form so urgently in this period. She recently curated the exhibition Embodiment Abstracted: The Influence of Yvonne Rainer at UIC’s Gallery 400.