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Black Performance Theory 2000:
Performativity and Narratives of Race

BPT 2000 met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 25-26 February 2000. The event was hosted by the Music and Theater Arts Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Funding for the event was graciously provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT , The Theater Arts Program , the MIT Dean for Student Life ,The Program in Women's Studies , and the MIT Commitee on Campus Race Relations. Thomas F. DeFrantz provided local arrangements for the event.

2000 Participants Included:

Annemarie Bean
Assistant Professor, Williams College
Jennifer Brody
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Thomas F. DeFrantz
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anita Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Richard C. Green III
Assistant Chair, Parsons School of Design
Harry Elam Jr.
Associate Professor, Stanford University
John Jackson Jr.
Research Fellow, Harvard University
Jason King
Doctoral Candidate, New York University
Marya Annette Mcquirter
Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan
Anna Scott
Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
Nadine George-Graves
Assistant Professor, Yale University


Amatul Hannan
Carl Hancock Rux
Pamela Sneed
Cristalyn Wright
A special SCRATCH -n- MIX PERFORMANCE EVENT included artists from the Boston area and New York City.