Tavia Nyong’o – New York, New York


Tavia Nyong’o writes, researches and teaches critical black studies, queer studies, cultural theory, and cultural history.

Tavia Nyong'o

Tavia Nyong’o

His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. Nyong’o has published articles on punk, disco, viral media, the African diaspora, film, and performance art in venues such as Radical History Review, Criticism, TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Women Studies Quarterly, The Nation, and n+1. He is the co-editor of Social Text.

Affiliations: American Studies Association; Modern Language Association; American Society for Theatre Research

Fellowships/Honors: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship; British Marshall Scholarship; Jacob K. Javits Fellowship; Ford Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Incidentally, he is Lupita Nyong’o’s cousin.  Lots of ‘drama’ in the family.

Source: Tisch School of Arts

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