I am a streetdancer, performance artist, and educator. As an assistant professor at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (University of Washington Bothell) I teach courses in performance, critical race theory, and hip hop/streetdance.
My current book project, Black Power of Hip Hop Dance: On Kinethic Politics, traces the aesthetics of contemporary hip hop/streetdance back to collective movement practices of black, brown and queer youth, living in California during the 1970s funk and disco era.
My research is published in The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Tropics of Meta, the Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance. I am currently completing my manuscript Black Power of Hip Hop Dance: On Kinethic Politics with support from a Simpson Center for Humanities Society of Scholars Fellowshiop.