I am a streetdancer, performance artist, and educator. As assistant professor at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (University of Washington Bothell) I teach courses at the crossroads of performance and critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies and dance. My writing has won awards from The Drama Review, Congress on Research in Dance and American Society for Theatre Research. I am a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and currently a Society of Scholars Fellow at the Simpson Center for Humanities.
My research is published in The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Tropics of Meta, Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, and forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance. I am currently completing my manuscript Black Power of Hip Hop Dance: On Kinethic Politics, which traces aesthetics of contemporary hip hop/streetdance to collective movement practices of black, brown and queer youth, living in California during the 1970s funk and disco era.