Competition: US & Canada
Anthea Kraut (she/her) is Professor in the Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside, where she teaches courses in critical dance studies. Her first book, Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2008, and received a Special Citation from the Society of Dance History Scholars’ de la Torre Bueno Prize® for distinguished book of dance scholarship. Her second book, Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance, was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press and won the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2016 Outstanding Book Award, the Congress on Research in Dance’s Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research, the 2016 Biennial Sally Banes Publication Award from the American Society for Theatre Research, the 2017 Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics, and Honorable Mention for the American Society for Theatre Research’s Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History. Her current work examines the reproduction of corporeality through the figure of the Hollywood dance-in and can be found in The International Journal of Screendance, Arts, and Camera Obscura.