LILY MENGESHA

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I am an assistant professor of race and performance in the department of Drama and Dance at Tufts University. Broadly, all of my work as a scholar and an artist explores creative responses to colonial and settler colonial histories. I teach because it is a practice of freedom, and a creative laboratory for experimentation. And I make theater and performance to make sense of the world. I earned my PhD in Theater Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. During the 2016-2017 academic year, I was a visiting scholar in MIT's Literature section, and I am the 2016 winner of the TDR Graduate student essay contest. I love listening to audio books and power ballads. I am also in the midst of making puppets. You can reach me at lilian.mengesha@tufts.edu