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Anthea Kraut

Anthea Kraut

Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Northwestern University
anthea.kraut@ucr.edu
Phone for the Dance Department (951) 827-3944
Office: ARTS 108

Professor Kraut's research addresses the interconnections between American performance and cultural history and the raced and gendered dancing body.  Her first book, Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2008, and received a Special Citation from the Society of Dance History Scholars’ de la Torre Bueno Prize® for distinguished book of dance scholarship. Her second book, Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance, was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press and won the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2016 Outstanding Book Award and the 2016 Biennial Sally Banes Publication Award from the American Society for Theatre Research.  Her articles have been published or are forthcoming in the edited volumes The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reeanctment, The Routledge Dance Studies Reader, and Worlding Dance, and in Theatre JournalDance Research Journal, Women & Performancea journal of feminist theoryThe Scholar & Feminist Online, and Theatre Studies. Her teaching interests include U.S. dance history, critical race theory, and methods and theories of dance studies.

Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance Theatre Journal  Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston
Publications:

Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance, New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Reenactment as Racialized Scandal,” in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment, ed. Mark Franko, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Fixing Improvisation: Copyright and African American Vernacular Dancers in the Early Twentieth Century,” in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, ed. George Lewis and Ben Piekut, Oxford University Press, 2016.

Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston (University of Minnesota Press, 2008).

White Womanhood, Property Rights, and the Campaign for Choreographic Copyright: Loïe Fuller's Serpentine Dance,” Dance Research Journal 43.1 (summer 2011): 3-26.

'Stealing Steps' and Signature Moves: Embodied Theories of Dance as Intellectual Property, Theatre Journal 62.2 (May 2010): 173-89.

“Race-ing Choreographic Copyright,” in Worlding Dance, ed. Susan Leigh Foster, series eds. Janelle Reinelt and Brian Singleton, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 76-97.

“Whose Choreography? Josephine Baker and the Question of (Dance) Authorship,” The Scholar & Feminist Online, 6.1-6.2 (fall 2007/winter 2008).

Recovering Hurston, Reconsidering the Choreographer,” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 16.1 (March 2006): 71-90.

“Everybody’s Fire Dance: Zora Neale Hurston and American Dance History,” S&F Online, 3.2 (winter 2005).

Between Primitivism and Diaspora: The Dance Performances of Josephine Baker, Zora Neale Hurston, and Katherine Dunham,” Theatre Journal 55.3 (October 2003): 433-450.

“Re-scripting Origins: Zora Neale Hurston’s Staging of Black Vernacular Dance,” in emBODYing Liberation: The Black Body in American Dance, ed. Alison Goeller and Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, Hamburg: Lit-Verlag, 2001, pp. 59-77.

“Reclaiming the Body: Representations of Black Dance in Three Plays by Zora Neale Hurston,” Theatre Studies 43 (1998): 23-36.

Essays on “Chicago Opera Ballet,” “Jazz Dance,” and “Tap,” in The Encyclopedia of Chicago History, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Essays on Jan Erkert, Martha Clarke, Carolyn Brown, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, in International Dictionary of Modern Dance, Detroit: St. James Press, 1998.

Awards:
  • University of California President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2005-06.
  • Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, University of California Humanities Research Institute, 2002-03.
  • Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University, spring 2002.

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