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Interview with Nikki Yeboah

Interview with Nikki Yeboah Kalista Vordos Dr. Nikki Yeboah is an assistant professor of performance studies at San Jose University. She was born in Ghana and was raised in Toronto, Canada. She originally pursued a degree in writing but changed her path in her master’s program aft er she found her voice in performance. She received her PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University, then moved to California to pursue a research career at San Jose University. Dr. Yeboah has made strides in the performance community for her documentary- style pieces that focus on the more cohesive picture of Black life within America. She works with communities to develop stories of personal growth and community action. Her developed works include Th e (M)others, Of Small and Black Th ings, and Th e Blood Sun. *** Kalista Vordos: How did your background and experiences infl uence your decision to pursue a degree in performance studies? Nikki Yeboah: I had, growing up, always wanted to be a writer. I actually went to undergraduate school to be a television writer, but when I was there, it always felt like something was missing. It felt like the kinds of stories I wanted to tell were not interesting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

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Abstract

Kalista Vordos Dr. Nikki Yeboah is an assistant professor of performance studies at San Jose University. She was born in Ghana and was raised in Toronto, Canada. She originally pursued a degree in writing but changed her path in her master’s program aft er she found her voice in performance. She received her PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University, then moved to California to pursue a research career at San Jose University. Dr. Yeboah has made strides in the performance community for her documentary- style pieces that focus on the more cohesive picture of Black life within America. She works with communities to develop stories of personal growth and community action. Her developed works include Th e (M)others, Of Small and Black Th ings, and Th e Blood Sun. *** Kalista Vordos: How did your background and experiences infl uence your decision to pursue a degree in performance studies? Nikki Yeboah: I had, growing up, always wanted to be a writer. I actually went to undergraduate school to be a television writer, but when I was there, it always felt like something was missing. It felt like the kinds of stories I wanted to tell were not interesting

Journal

Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: May 5, 2021

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