Department of English Language and Literature and the College
Tina Post is a performance studies scholar primarily interested in how Blackness is communicated (and how it is solidified or subverted) in theater, movement, visual culture, and the performances of everyday life. She is currently at work on her first book, “Deadpan,” which theorizes expressionlessness and affective withholding in African American cultural and artistic production.
Her scholarly writings have appeared in TDR/The Drama Review, Modern Drama, and the International Review of African American Art. Her new work is forthcoming in ASAP/J, published by the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, and in the edited volume Race and Performance after Repetition (Duke University Press, 2020). She has published creative nonfiction essays in ImaginedTheatres.com, The Appendix, and Stone Canoe.
Most recently, Post was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. She holds an MFA in creative writing and literary arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a PhD in African American studies from Yale University. While at Yale, she was the recipient of the Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize for the best written work on African American art and a finalist for the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for best doctoral dissertation from the American Studies Association.