Black Performance Theory

BPT 2007

The BPT meeting at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, 18-20 May 2007

Theory in Motion

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

Participants

  • 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
  • Nicole Castor — Assistant Professor, Duke University
  • Thomas F. DeFrantz — Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 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

Graduate Student Participants

  • 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

Witnesses

  • 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
  • NiaWitherspoon — Ph.D. Student, Stanford
  • Aimee Zygmonski — Ph.D. Student, UCSD
  • Mecca Zabriski — Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University

Black Performance Theory Meetings