Afriqueer: Negotiating an Impossible Identity Through Performance

Africa at Noon features April Sizemore-Barber, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgetown University. She is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley’s Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Her research is located at the intersection of performance, queer, and Africana studies, and has been published inTheatre Journal, Theatre Topics, and Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies. She is currently working on her first book project, Prismatic Performances: Queer South Africa and the Fragmentation of the Rainbow Nation(forthcoming–University of Michigan Press), which traces the intersections of performance, South African queer identity, and concepts of post-apartheid citizenship. 

This talk will include a half hour question and answer session for African Cultural Studies faculty and graduate students at its conclusion.