Welcome and Introductions!

  • 08 Apr 2012 10:29 PM
    Message # 885063
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Welcome to the CORD Diversity Working Group Forum! We're are so glad to have this space up and running and we are thrilled to be CORD's first standing working group. Feel free to reply to this post with a quick introduction including your areas of interest. Let's get started!

    Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin earned a Ph.D. in Dance (with a concentration in Cultural Studies) and certificates in both Women’s Studies and Teaching in Higher Education as a Future Faculty Fellow at Temple University.  Takiyah’s research has been shared widely including presentations at the American College Dance Festival, the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, the Congress on Research in Dance, the Society of Dance History Scholars, the African Heritage Studies Association Annual Conference and the International Colloquium for Vernacular, Hispanic, Historical, American and Folklore Studies in Puebla, Mexico. Notably, Takiyah’s writing has been published in Dance Chronicle, the Western Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Pan African Studies and through the Community Arts Network. Takiyah’s research and teaching interests include Black performance and aesthetics, contemporary Black feminist thought and activism, 20th century American concert dance and global dance traditions.  Dr. Amin is the 2011 recipient of the Edrie Ferdun Scholarly Achievement Award for excellence in dance studies from the Esther Boyer College of Music in Dance at Temple University. Currently, Takiyah is Assistant Professor of World Dance at UNC Charlotte where she teaches courses in comparative dance history and in both the College of Arts and Architecture Honors Program and the liberal studies curriculum.
  • 10 Apr 2012 8:37 AM
    Reply # 886141 on 885063
    It is so wonderful to have to opportunity to be in dialogue with colleagues invested in diversifying dance education. I want to send a big thank you to CORD for providing the space for our forum and Dr. Amin for her work to ensure the working group was set up properly. I look forward to a united effort in moving the field forward into the 21st century. Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College, where she has taught courses in Afro-modern and Cultral Choreographies. She competed her PhD with a focus on Dance Education and Cultural Studies at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally from San Francisco, she received her BA Degree in Political Science from Spelman College and completed her MFA in Performance and Choreography at the University of Michigan in 2003. Nyama is committed to dance education for at-risk youths and has been teaching dance in public schools since 1999. In 2009, Nyama became a fellow of the Center for theHumanities at Temple. She has published articles on cultural diversity in Dance education, and African American ballerinas. Her resent dissertation research focused on the examination of values of cultural diversity in higher education, this research included an intensive study of the term World Dance.
  • 11 Jan 2016 3:07 PM
    Reply # 3752745 on 885063
    We need a lot more inhitsgs like this!
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