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Nadine George-Graves

 

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Dr. Nadine George-Graves's work is situated at the intersections of African American studies, women’s studies, performance studies, theatre history, and dance history. She is the author of The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender, and Class in African American Theater, 1900-1940 (St. Martin’s, 2000), and Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of Dance Theater, Community Engagement and Working It Out (Wisconsin UP, forthcoming). She has also written on primitivity, ragtime dance, early African American theater and the future of field. She has served on the Executive Boards of both the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and the American Society for Theater Research (ASTR). She has also served on the editorial board of SDHS. Her recent creative projects include Suzan-Lori Park’s Fucking A and Topdog/Underdog; Second Sites: Tales of Alternate Routes; and Anansi The Story King, a dance-theater adaptation of African American folk stories using college students, professionals, and 5th graders.

 

 

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