At Indiana University, I regularly teach courses on performance studies, modern and contemporary drama, theatre history, dramatic theory, queer studies, and African American literature and performance.
My research is similarly concerned with the relationship between performance, race, and sexuality. My first book, The Scene of Harlem Cabaret (University of Chicago Press, 2009), received Honorable Mention for the 2010 Errol Hill Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research. I am currently completing a second book titled Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze. My research has been supported by Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Society of Learned Societies, and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University.