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Awam Amkpa
Associate Professor

Phone: 212 998 1856

Office: 721 Broadway 3FL


BA, Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; MA, Drama, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; PhD, Drama, University of Bristol, England.


Former Senior Lecturer of Drama and Television at King Alfred’s University College, Winchester, England, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College. Author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires, London:Routledge, 2003 and forthcoming Archetypes, Stereotypes and Polytypes: Theatres of the Black Atlantic. Director of film documentaries such as Winds Against Our Souls, Its All About Downtown, National Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia! Author of several articles in books and journals on Modernisms in Theatre, Postcolonial theatre, Black Atlantic Issues, and Film studies.