stands as the evidentiary, discursive, and experimental center of my work."

-Dr. Amma

Performing the Archive
Creating New Methodologies of Using Performance as Part of Historical Research
AT BUFFALO: A New Musical
(Performing the Archive in commercial theatre)
Book Project
Laughing After Slavery:
The Performances and Times of Ben Ellington
[the GA Incarceration
Performance Project]
(Performing the Archive as hyper-collaboration)
Selected Publications
(Journal Articles, Scholarly Digital Works, etc.)

For complete list of other creative and work experience, please visit:

Selected Grants, Fellowships, Residencies & Honors 

supporting the research or work for Performing the Archive, AT BUFFALO, and Laughing After Slavery 

  • 2019              Apples & Oranges THEAtre Accelerator

  • 2019              TED Fellow

  • 2017 – 18      Sarah H. Moss Fellowship, University of Georgia (UGA) ($9,285)

  • Fall 2017       Creative Arts Initiative Artists-in-Residence, University at Buffalo (UB) ($40,000, including $20,000 match of direct                            funds and in-kind value contributions)

  • Fall 2017       College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Professor in the Arts, (UB) ($40,000)

  • June 2016     Rhinebeck Writers Retreat for AT BUFFALO (Rhinebeck, NY). Residency funded by the Noël Coward Foundation

  • Jan. 2015      CAP 21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) Writers Residency for AT BUFFALO (New York)

  • Feb. 2012      Innovative Seed Grant, CU-Boulder ($45,000)

  • 2009 – 11      Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Berkeley ($10,000 research stipend)

  • 2007 – 08      Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, The National Academies ($21,000)

  • 2007              Torch Prize Fellowship, New York University ($20,000)

  • 2006 – 08      Harvey Fellowship, Mustard Seed Foundation ($45,000)

  • 2006 – 07      John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship, American Philosophical Society ($25,000)


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