Beasley, Myron M.

  • 207-786-6437
  • mbeasley@bates.edu
  • African American Studies
  • Associate Professor
  • Pettengill Hall, Room 223
  • American Cultural Studies
  • Pettengill Hall, Room 223

Myron M. Beasley teaches courses ranging from Cultural Politics, Introduction to American Cultural Studies to Food, Performance and Community.

As the 2010/2011 Recipient of the Whiting Foundation Fellowship he was able to complete his ethnographic work on gender, economic development, and foodways of Haiti. He was also the recipient of the 2010 Andy Warhol Artist Writers Grant for his recent research about living artists in the African Diaspora. Myron’s recent critical ethnographic work explores “Women who cook on the streets of Jacmel Haiti” and Haitian underground food economies.

His work has led him to fieldwork in the Morocco, Brazil and Haiti which has appeared in several academic journals include Text and Performance Quarterly, Performance Research and Food and Foodways. He is also an international curator at the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and his installations have also appeared internationally, particularly his “Ritual, Sacred Spaces, and the Body: Men of African Descent and the Performance of Sexuality” at Performance International-PSi 6 and his short film work on food and ritual in Brazil at the UMAMI Food and Art Festival He has been awarded, both nationally and internationally, for his outstanding teaching.

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Professor Myron Beasley is on leave during the academic year 2014-2015.