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Eunice
Ferreira
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Performance
Theater

Eunice S. Ferreira is a scholar artist whose research, teaching, and directing center on the intersections of theatrical performance and issues of language, race, class, gender, culture and national identity with a special focus on Cabo Verde, West Africa. She earned her M.A. in Directing from Emerson College and a Ph.D. in theater history from Tufts University. She is Vice-President and Conference Planner for the Black Theatre Association and has published in U.S. and international journals including Theatre Journal, African Theatre: Shakespeare in & out of Africa, The Journal of Cape Verdean Studies, and Moving Worlds. Her recent chapter, “Setting a Global Table with Multilingual Theater,” is published in Casting a Movement (Routledge) and her monograph, Crioulo Performance: Remapping Creole and Mixed Race Theatre, will be published by Vanderbilt Press. She is a recent recipient of a Mellon Periclean grant to support creative collaborations on civic engagement with local organizations. She is Associate Professor of Theater at Skidmore College and is happy to join MIT in spring 2021 to teach Mixed Race Theater & Film (Topics in Performance Studies). 

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