Beasley, Myron M.



Myron M. Beasley


African American Studies

Associate Professor

Pettengill Hall, Room 223

American Cultural Studies

Pettengill Hall, Room 223

Myron Beasley, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the areas of Cultural Studies, African American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at Bates College. His ethnographic research includes exploring the intersection of cultural politics, material culture and social change. He has been awarded fellowships and grants by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and most recently the Ruth Landes Award from the Reed Foundation. His ethnographic writing about Africana Cultural Politics, Contemporary Art, Material Culture and cultural engagement has appeared in many academic journals including Text and Performance Quarterly, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, The Journal of Poverty, Museum & Social Issues, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, Food and Foodways, and Performance Research. His food film/installation ritual/feast (of his ethnography is Brazil) has appeared in UMMI and Paris film festivals. His recent curatorial projects include The Ghetto Biennale (Haiti), CAAR Paris 7 (France), and Dak’art (Senegal).

Recent research projects:

Beasley, Myron (2016) Editor, On Contemplation, Liminalities: Journal of Performance Studies 12:2.

Beasley, Myron (2016) The Pink Tube & The Incorrigible Disturber of the Peace, Liminalities: Journal of Performance Studies, 12:2

Myron M. Beasley (2016), Installation Virtuelle Myron M. Beasley : The Adodi Project, Archives, and Performance, © 2012 Quaderna, mis en ligne le 25 mars 2016, url permanente

Myron M. Beasley curates Patience on a Monument at the University of Texas, Austin from 2/16-4/16.  Photos from the New Gallery opening exhibition.

Grand Rue: Roads as Thoroughfares of Life  (Digital Sound Project)

Beasley, M. (2014)  The Moment of (Ecstatic) Truth in the Translator’s Dance exhibit in Ethnographic Terminalia—Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera, American Anthropological Association

Beasley, M. (2014) From Haiti: Gounda Gounda, The Ghetoo Biennale and the performance of possibility. EISE: The journal of art, literature and philosophy, 00 (1) 104-111.

Beasley, M. (2014) Food, Community and Performance Course 2014.

Beasley, M. (2014) Editor. Journal of Poverty-Special Issue; Intervention, Instigation, Interruption: Art, Activism and Social Policy, 18 (1).

Beasley, M (2012) Haitian Women, Sabatoj & Underground Food Economies. Gastronamica: Journal of Food and Culture 12 (2) 33-44.

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