Elizabeth Chin

2014
Katherine DunhamSAR Press PublicationKatherine Dunham: Recovering an Anthropological Legacy, Choreographing Ethnographic FuturesThis book explores Katherine Dunham’s contribution to anthropology and the ongoing relevance of her ideas and methodologies, rejecting the idea that art and academics need to be cleanly separated from each other.
2010, June 6–11
Katherine Dunham and the Anthropology of Dance: Theory, Experiment and Social EngagementAdvanced SeminarKatherine Dunham and the Anthropology of Dance: Theory, Experiment, and Social EngagementPerhaps best known as the first African American to found a major modern dance company, Dunham counted Alvin Ailey, Eartha Kitt, and Marlon Brando among her students.
2003, April 12–18
Advanced SeminarReconsidering Community: The Unintended Consequences of an Intellectual RomanceOn April 12-18, 2003, ten scholars attended an Advanced Seminar chaired by Gerald Creed on the topic “Reconsidering Community: The Unintended Consequences of an Intellectual Romance.” Creed’s inspiration for the proposal was sparked by his observation that use of the term “community” had become common “almost to the point of saturation,” not only crossing nearly all academic disciplines, but also in widespread popular discourse across cultures....


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