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About Harvey Young

Dr. Harvey Young is an award-winning author and an internationally recognized authority on African American culture and performing arts. He is the author of Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body, winner of the 2011 Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship; and coeditor of two books: Performance in the Borderlands (2011) and Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays (forthcoming April 2012). He has published more than three dozen essays/articles/chapters on African American culture. Dr. Young is a Vice President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a past President of the Black Theatre Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Theatre Research and the Yale Club of Chicago. A former Harvard and Stanford Fellow, Dr. Young graduated with honors from Yale and holds a Ph.D. from Cornell.

Positions

Present African American Studies, American Studies, Theatre, Performance Studies, Northwestern University
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Present Associate Professor, Northwestern University
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Black Theatre (5)

African American History (4)