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New Research in Dance Studies: Tria Blu Wakpa

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:106 p.m.


Athletics & Dance Building , Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
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Dance 280: Colloquium
New Research in Dance Studies
Coordinated by Linda J. Tomko

Tria Blu Wakpa, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance, UC Riverside

Tatanka Choreographers, Dancers, and Martial Movers?
Implications for Scholarship and Survival

Tria Blu Wakpa—an academic, artist, and athlete—received her PhD in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, her MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University, and is currently a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance at UC Riverside. Tria’s book project, titled Native American Embodiment: Fixing, Eclipsing, and Liberating in Educational and Carceral Contexts, examines the continuities and contradictions among Native education, incarceration, and performance. She has published articles in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal and Dance Research Journal. Tria is the founder of the Race and Yoga Working Group and co-founder of the Race and Yoga journal and Race and Yoga Conference. She holds two national wrestling championships (in collegiate and freestyle wrestling), a third-degree black belt in her family’s style of martial arts, and is certified as a yoga and Filipino stick fighting instructor.

Presentations are followed by dialogue with audience, then reception on the patio.

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