Kellen L. Hoxworth

Lecturer and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Kellen Hoxworth is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Theater. His research focuses on the formations of race and coloniality, particularly in the transhistorical performance networks of the global south. His fields of study are theater and performance studies, cultural studies, African studies, postcolonial studies, and critical race studies. He has published research in Modern DramaPerformance Research, and Theatre Survey. He is currently working on a monograph and a digital humanities project that trace the formation of blackface minstrel performance networks throughout the British Empire and the broader Anglophone world in the nineteenth century. Recently, he has directed productions of María Irene Fornés’s Mud and Lola Arias’s A Kingdom, a Country, or a Wasteland in the Snow; and, he has served as production dramaturg at Aurora Theatre’s productions of Fraser Grace’s Breakfast with Mugabe and Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold” … and the Boys. He is also affiliated with the Program in African and African American Studies and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.

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Ph.D. Stanford University
M.A. University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Washington University in St. Louis