The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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Tavia Nyong'o

Yale University
Chair and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies
Tavia Nyong'o writes and teaches black art and culture at Yale University, where he is Chair and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and affiliated faculty with American Studies and African American Studies. His most recent book, Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life (NYU Press, 2018) won the Barnard Hewitt prize. He is also the author of The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota Press, 2009) and many articles in academic and journalistic venues. A long-serving member of the Social Text editorial collective, he co-edits the Sexual Cultures book series from NYU Press, and writes frequently for such venues as ArtForum, Frieze, NPR, and The Guardian.