LILY MENGESHA

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Starting in September 2018, I will join the department of Drama and Dance at Tufts University as an Assistant Professor. 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 will earn my PhD in Theater Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University in May 2018, where my project "Decolonial Dreamwork: Spectatorship, Affect and Indigeneity in Performance" examines contemporary North and Central American indigenous-centered theater works and performance artists. 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.  You can reach me at lilian_mengesha@brown.edu.