Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz is Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke University, and Director of SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture, Technology, a research group that explores emerging technology in live performance applications. Books: Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance (Wisconsin, 2002), Dancing Revelations Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture (Oxford, 2004), Black Performance Theory (co-edited with Anita Gonzalez, Duke, 2014), Choreography and Corporeality: Relay in Motion (co-edited with Philipa Rothfield, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).