Amanda Reid

Amanda Reid joins Yale as an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies. Prior to coming to Yale, Amanda was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Humanities Center and a Lecturer in Stanford University TAPS (2020-2022). She writes and teaches about dance, queer studies, transnational/diasporic archival methodologies, and post-colonial Caribbean black radicalism. Her current manuscript project, Smaddification: Dance and West Indian Decolonization, explores maximalist queer diaspora aesthetics in Jamaican concert dance to theorize West Indian regional visions of blackness, bodily freedom, and cultural autonomy. Her work can be found in Theatre Journal and The Oxford Handbook of Black Dance Studies (OUP, forthcoming).