Joshua Williams

Performance Studies

Joshua WilliamsRecipient of a Critical Theory Dissertation Fellowship, 2014-2015

A.B. Comparative Literature, with Certificates in African Studies and Creative Writing, Princeton University (2007); M.A. Comparative Literature, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2009). Joshua is a writer, director, translator and teacher originally from Massachusetts. His dissertation research concerned questions of race, animality and political violence in East Africa during the late colonial and early postcolonial periods. More broadly, his interests include African and postcolonial theatre and film, theatre and/as history, theatre for social justice, human-animal studies, the history of science, biopolitics, translation and critical theory.