Posted on 04/23/2021
Site-Particular Performance and Trans Ecological World-Making
On March 29th, Dr. Daniel B. Coleman gave their Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Award Lecture. Dr. Daniel B. Coleman. Dr. Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a trans-national artist, activist, and scholar. The author of numerous important articles and the recipient of several important fellowships, including this Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant, is also a cultural worker and educator who promotes the decolonization of intellectual labor. Through embodied practice and performance methodology, Dr. Coleman installs respect and honor into the research they do on Blackness, the Afro-diaspora, Idengenious people, people of color, and queer people.
Dr. Coleman’s lecture addressed site particular performance making as a methodology. Dr. Coleman uses this methodology to explore the place of Afro-descendant, Native/Indigenous, and mixed descent people. Dr. Coleman’s Site-Particular Performance and Trans Ecological World-Making lecture brought together those from other organizations, students, and faculty from UNCG and other institutions. Those that attended the study were able to see Dr. Coleman’s work and how much it meant. He also showed his work through a video of his performance methodology. Many were left inspired by his words and presentation of action. All in attendance saw that inspiration through discussion and acknowledgment of work.