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Black Performance Theory 2007:
Theory in Motion

Announcing a colloquium and discussion group to meet at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, 18-20 May 2007, sponsored by the Northwestern Department of Performance Studies, Alice Berline Kaplan Humanities Insittute Mellon Grant, SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture Technology at MIT, and hosted by Jennifer Brody, E. Patrick Johnson, and Harvey Young, convened with Thomas F. DeFrantz.

BPT 2007 Participants Included :

Marlon M. Bailey
Chancellor's PostDoc, UC Berkeley
Stephanie Batiste
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Annemarie Bean
Assistant Professor, Williams College
Melissa Blanco
Pamela Booker
Artist, Advisor, Parsons School of Design
Rashida Braggs
Humanities Fellow, Stanford University
Jennifer D. Brody
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Brandi Catanese
Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Thomas F. DeFrantz
Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nicole Castor
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Soyica Diggs
Humanities Fellow, Stanford University/Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
Nadine George-Graves
Associate Professor, UC San Diego
Richard C. Green III
Doctoral Candidate, New York University
E. Patrick Johnson
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Omi Osun Olomo/Joni Lee Jones
University of Texas at Austin
Jason King
Artistic Director, Clive Davis Recorded Music, New York University
Xavier Livermon
Postdoctoral Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill
Jeffrey Q. McCune,Jr., PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester
Koritha Mitchell
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Tavia Nyong'o
Assistant Professor, New York University
Venus Opal Reese
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Anna Beatrice Scott
Assistant Professor, University of California at Riverside
Harvey Young
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Hershini Bhana Young
Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo


Selena Brown
Ph.D. Student, Brown University
Cassandra Lord
University of Toronto
Uri Gervase McMillan
Ph.D. Student, African-American Studies, Yale
Melanie Maldonado
Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University
Connie Rapoo
Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles
Rashida Shaw
Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University
Jennifer Tyburczy
Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University


Mark Broomfield
Ph.D. Student, University of California, Riverside
La Marr J. Bruce
Ph.D. Student, African-American Studies, Yale
Esailama Diouf
Grace Jun
Ph.D. Student, UCSD
Christina Knight
Ph.D. Student, Harvard
Mario LaMothe
Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University
Frank Leon Roberts
Ph.D. Student, New York University
Shante Smalls
Ph.D. Student, New York University
Ph.D. Student, Stanford
Aimee Zygmonski
Ph.D. Student, UCSD
Mecca Zabriski
Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University