Early modern & modern Islamic Art & Architectural History, urban
history, theory of architectural preservation
Performance, documentary practice, critical reflection: codes,
conditions & visceral experiences of physicality that defy
Early modern Spanish literature and drama: drama as textual,
cultural and performative practice; theatrical spaces and
playhouses; Golden Age comedia studies; history of Spanish
theater; transatlantic drama.
Osumare(Emerita, African American and
African Americans Studies, African American performance and
resistance, complicity, and play; structures of power; global
popular culture’s centralization of African-derived performance
aesthetics in the era of postcolonialism; interplay of African
American vernacular and concert dance forms in the fusion styles
of contemporary black choreographers; hip hop youth culture.
Graduate Students: Ayo Walker
History and Classics)
Ancient Mediterranean art; Greek theater; Greek and Roman cult
practice; religious ritual as performance.