Awam Amkpa

Associate Professor

Contact Awam Amkpa

Email: awam.amkpa@nyu.edu

Phone: +1 212 998 1850

Office: NYU Tisch | 721 BROADWAY FLOOR 3

Biography

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 SoulsIts All About DowntownNational Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia! Author of several articles in books and journals onModernisms in TheatrePostcolonial theatreBlack Atlantic Issues, and Film studies.

EDUCATION

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