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Anthro Colloq 2/15/13: Aimee Cox, Fordham University | “Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Space in Post-Industrial Detroit”

Friday February 15, 4:15-6 PM.  Room C415A (Concourse Level, One Floor Below Main Entrance)

Please join us afterward for a reception on the 6th floor in room 6402

Bio of Aimee Cox from the Fordham department of African and African American Studies Homepage:

Aimee Meredith Cox is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor of performance and African and African American Studies. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan where she also held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for the Education of Women. Dr. Cox’s research and teaching interests include expressive culture and performance; urban youth culture; public anthropology; Black girlhood and Black feminist theory. She is currently completing a book entitled, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (under contract with Duke University Press). Dr. Cox is also a choreographer and dancer. She trained on scholarship with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, toured extensively as a professional dancer with the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble/Ailey II, and is the founder of The BlackLight Project, a youth-led arts activist organization that operates in Detroit, MI, Newark, NJ and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Cox is the current co-editor of Transforming Anthropology, the peer-reviewed journal of the national Association of Black Anthropologists, on the editorial board of The Feminist Wire and on the founding editorial board of Public: A Journal of Imagining America.