The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) has awarded six awards to U-M faculty conducting innovative performance studies research across the globe and our own Larry La Fountain-Stokes is one of them.

Grant awards of $5,000 are available annually to individual faculty members to pursue research projects, both domestic and international, which employ performance studies research methods, including ethnography, performance as research, archival research, and performance analysis. Read more about the award here.

Larry La Fountain-Stokes, Professor, Departments of American Culture, Romance Language & Literatures and Women’s Studies, received funding for "Performing an Archipelago: Contemporary Performance Arts in Puerto Rico," to research contemporary alternative, black, queer, and women's performance in Puerto Rico and will work on this project during the 2020-21 academic year.