Tavia Nyong'o

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Tavia Nyong'o
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OccupationAcademic
TitleProfessor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies
Academic background
EducationWesleyan University, Yale University
Academic work
InstitutionsYale University
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Tavia Nyong'o (1974) is a critic and scholar of art and performance. He is William Lampson Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies at Yale University where he teaches courses on black diaspora performance, cultural studies, and critical and aesthetic theory.

Education[edit]

Nyong'o received his B.A. from Wesleyan University. He then received a Marshall Scholarship to study at the University of Birmingham. In 2003, he received his PhD in American Studies from Yale, where he studied under the mentorship of Paul Gilroy and Joseph Roach. Nyong'o was the 2004 runner-up for the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Award given by the American Studies Association annually for the best doctoral dissertation written in the field of American Studies.

Career[edit]

Nyong'o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies at Yale University [1] where he teaches courses on black diaspora performance, cultural studies, social and critical theory.

Prior to his appointment at Yale, Nyong'o taught in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University.[1]

His book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory, is published by the University of Minnesota Press (2009),[2] [3][4][5][6][7][8][9] and won the Errol Hill Award.[10]

In addition, Nyong'o has published articles in The Nation,[11] n+1, the Yale Journal of Criticism, Social Text, Theatre Journal, Performance Research, GLQ, and Women and Performance. He has written on racial kitsch, televised politics, Afro-punk aesthetics, and on African American historical memory.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He is a cousin of Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tavia Nyong'o | Theater and Performance Studies". theaterstudies.yale.edu. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  2. ^ Dagbovie, Sika Alaine (2011-03-22). "Tavia Nyong'o. The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory". African American Review. 44 (1–2): 317–320. doi:10.1353/afa.2011.0017. S2CID 161805360.
  3. ^ Paulin, Diana R. (2012-03-01). "Amalgamation waltz: Race, performance, and the ruses of memory, by Tavia Nyong". Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. 22 (1): 151–154. doi:10.1080/0740770X.2012.685400. ISSN 0740-770X. S2CID 194095457.
  4. ^ JONES, DOUGLAS A. (2011). "Review of THE AMALGAMATION WALTZ: RACE, PERFORMANCE, AND THE RUSES OF MEMORY". Theatre Journal. 63 (1): 136–138. doi:10.1353/tj.2011.0003. ISSN 0192-2882. JSTOR 41307521. S2CID 194946360.
  5. ^ Colbert, Soyica D. (2012-02-24). "The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance, and: The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (review)". TDR: The Drama Review. 56 (1): 158–160. doi:10.1162/DRAM_r_00151. ISSN 1531-4715.
  6. ^ Zack, Naomi (2010-06-01). "The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory". American Nineteenth Century History. 11 (2): 269–270. doi:10.1080/14664658.2010.481885. ISSN 1466-4658. S2CID 145226817.
  7. ^ Byrne, Kevin (November 2011). "The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory. By Tavia Nyong'o. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009; pp. 248. 32.50 paper". Theatre Survey. 52 (2): 348–351. doi:10.1017/S0040557411000482. ISSN 1475-4533.
  8. ^ Raimondo, Meredith (2010-01-01). "Review: The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, And The Ruses Of Memory". Contemporary Theatre Review. doi:10.1080/10486801003684290. S2CID 218547674.
  9. ^ Colbert, Soyica D. (2012-02-13). "The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance. By Shane Vogel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009; 257 pp. $60.00 cloth, $17.00 paper. The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory. By Tavia Nyong'o. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009; 230 pp. $67.50 cloth, $17.82 paper". TDR/The Drama Review. 56 (1): 158–160. doi:10.1162/DRAM_r_00151. ISSN 1054-2043.
  10. ^ "Errol Hill Awards". ASTR. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  11. ^ Kenya's Rigged Election
  12. ^ Cowles, Charlotte; Holmes, Sally (2013-10-18). "A Primer: Lupita Nyong'o, Gorgeous Rising Star". The Cut. New York Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-25.

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