Cultural Studies Adjunct: Angela Pao
I recently completed the manuscript for a book on non-traditional casting entitled No Safe Spaces: Re-casting Race, Ethnicity and Nationality in American Theatre. My next project is a direct extension of this research. I will be comparing multiracial and culturally specific theatre activity in Great Britain and France with that in the U.S. I am also interested in examining works of narrative fiction by Asian and black British and French authors to broaden the comparative context. Underlying this genre-defined dual focus is a metacritical interest in the relations between the racial minority critical paradigms that were developed in the U.S. and the diasporic and transnational models that have, at least until now, dominated analyses of the cultural works of European racial minorities.