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Faculty Lecture Series

The Center for World Performance Studies Faculty Lecture Series features our Faculty Fellows and visiting scholars and practitioners in the fields of ethnography and performance. Designed to create an informal and intimate setting for intellectual exchange among students, scholars, and the community, faculty are invited to present their work in an interactive and performative fashion.

Winter 2023

(Net)working: on the early stages of research and collaboration

Bethany Hughes
Tuesday, 2/21 at 6:00pm
East Quad 1405
701 E. University Ave.
Free and open to the public.

Bethany Hughes, Assistant Professor in Native American Studies & Department of American Culture and CWPS 2022 Faculty Fellow will share about their collaborative research project titled Performing Indigenous Networks.

Hughes' research project seeks to understand Indigenous networks of cultural production as active processes and interconnected sets of relationships and resources that influence the possibilities and practices of Indigenous artists. It is motivated by the question, "How do Indigenous creatives produce work while navigating the constraints of existing networks of production and forge new networks in the process?" In this talk Hughes will explore the process and practices mutually developed between the artists and scholars of the team. Attending to the ways communication, goals, skills, investments, and commitments align and misalign she will articulate the process the team is undertaking and the challenges inherent in building an equitable, ethical, and reciprocal research project.

Fall 2022

Marc Hannaford
Tuesday, 11/15 at 7:30pm
Watkins Lecture Hall
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr.
Free and open to the public.

Marc Hannaford Assistant Professor of Music Theory and CWPS 2022 Faculty Fellow will share about his ongoing research into African American music theorists.

Hannaford will share some of the detailsof his archival research into the music theoretical work of Mary Lou Williams and Sonny Rollins. Examining unseen sketches, scores, and unpublished book drafts from these two giants of Black American music, Hannaford suggests some of the ways that music theory functions in Black creative practice, as well as how it helps affirm Black life and agency.