Born in France, Lucille Toth grew up in a small village in the Pyrenees. She was trained in contemporary and modern dance before she moved to Montreal, Quebec, at the age of 21 to study for her MA. She then spent nine years in Los Angeles where she earned a PhD from USC and worked in a women’s college.
She is currently an Assistant Professor in the French and Italian department at the Ohio State University-Newark. Her areas of specialization lie at the intersections of dance, AIDS narratives, queer theory and the questions of race, class and gender in relation to the politics of ‘being in motion’.
As an immigrant woman, she is an advocate for women’s and LGBTQ rights both in Europe and in the United States.