Beasley, Myron M.



  • Myron M. Beasley

  • 207-786-6437
  • 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:

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 Ghetto Biennale and the performance of possibility. ElSE: The journal of art, literature and philosophy, 00 (1) 104-111. Food, Community and Performance 2014

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

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