2011 Fall Performing the Body Politic: Transgressions, Interventions, and Expressive Culture

November 15, 2011

Kristina Wong

Kristina Wong is a San Francisco native now living in Los Angeles. Her last solo work “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” looked at the high rates of depression and suicide among Asian American women. It’s now a broadcast quality DVD that has been acquired by university libraries nationwide and soon will be available for […]

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November 1, 2011

Harvey Young, Jr.

Dr. Harvey Young is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University, where he holds appointments in African American Studies, Radio/Television/Film and Performance Studies. He is the author of  Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body (2010), winner of the 2011 Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship; and coeditor of two […]

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October 25, 2011

Tobin Siebers

Tobin Siebers has been selected for fellowships by the Michigan Society of Fellows, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Institute for the Humanities. In 1999 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “My Withered Limb,” an account of growing up with polio. His principal contributions to literary and cultural criticism have been […]

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October 20, 2011

Tres Vidas

Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre work for singing actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs […]

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October 11, 2011

Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Fawzia Afzal-Khan is Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Director of Women and Gender Studies at Montclair State University. Afzal-Khan received her BA from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan, and her MA and PHd in English Literature from Tufts University, Ma. She is a cultural materialist who works at the intersection of Feminist […]

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October 4, 2011

Rhodessa Jones

Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the San Francisco acclaimed performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is an actress, teacher, singer, and writer. Ms. Jones is also the Founder and Director of the award winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which is a performance workshop that is designed to achieve personal and social transformation with […]

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September 20, 2011

Mariachi Mujer 2000

With a decade of success behind them, Mariachi Mujer 2000 has continued to amaze audiences throughout the world. In addition to their appearance at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, in 2007, at the Montecito home of Oprah Winfrey, Mariachi Mujer 2000 had the pleasure of performing for President Barack Obama during his run for […]

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September 6, 2011

Olga Nájera-Ramírez

Mexican folkloric dance tells the story of the vibrant art form through the life and work of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer, Rafael Zamarripa. A former member of the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico, Zamarripa is an innovator who has kept the art form alive among young people, founding and inspiring dance companies in Mexico […]

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