Webster McDonald, PhD joins SLIPPAGE LAB 

SLIPPAGE is thrilled to announce that Webster McDonald has joined the lab as the 2024-2025 Postdoctoral Affiliate supported by the Mellon Foundation grant, Black Social Dance and Geographies of Freedom.  Dr. McDonald recently earned the PhD degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Kansas. His dissertation, “Voyages into Colonial Spaces: Unsettling Western Culturality, Constructing Implicated Subjects, Inaugurating Contemporary Human Systems,” focuses on Michael Rothberg’s writings about “multidirectional memory” and, more recently, “implicated subjects.” It expands upon the work of scholars such as Pierre Nora to offer a conceptual framework for studying public and transcultural remembrance of the disavowal of queer lives.

Dr. McDonald is an artist-scholar-educator who has taught courses in Acting, Movement, Approaches to World Dance, Post-Colonial Theory, and Drama at The University of Kansas. For three consecutive summers, he has offered Special Topics in Dance, Performance Studies, and Contemporary Arts as a visiting professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada (2021-2023).