Thomas F DeFrantz
  • Thomas F DeFrantz

  • Professor and Chair and Professor of Women's Studies
  • African & African American Studies
  • 1316 Campus Dr, Rm 243C, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90252
  • Phone: (919) 668-1929
  • Homepage
  • Research Description

    Born a Hoosier, my work focuses on theories of African diaspora aesthetics, intersections of dance and technology, and dance historiography. I write articles and essays about black dance in the United States, as they are practiced in the US and in global contexts. My research group, SLIPPAGE, is in residence at Duke, and we work to create innovate interfaces that help us tell alternative histories.
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • New York University,
      • 1997
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • de la Torre Bueno Prize,
      • Society of Dance Scholars,
      • January 2005
      • Errol Hill Award,
      • American Society for Theatre Research,
      • January 2003
  • Recent Publications

      • T DeFrantz.
      • (2014).
      • Black Bodies Dancing Black Culture: Black Atlantic Transformations.
      • Embodying Liberation: The Black Body in American Dance
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      • 11-16.
      • T DeFrantz.
      • (2014).
      • Being Savion Glover: Translocation, Black Masculinity, and Hip Hop Tap Dance.
      • Discourses in Dance
      • R Burt and SL Foster (Eds.),
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      • 102-105.
      • T DeFrantz.
      • (2014).
      • Blacking Queer Dance.
      • Dance Research Journal
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      • 34
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      • 102-105.
      • T DeFrantz.
      • (2014).
      • Believe the Hype! Hype Williams and Afro-Futurist Filmmaking.
      • Refractory: a journal of entertainment media
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      • T DeFrantz.
      • (2014).
      • Simmering Passivity: The Black Male Body in Concert Dance.
      • In G Morris (Eds.),
      • Moving Words: New Directions in Dance Criticism
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      • (pp. 216-227).
      • Routledge.
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  • Teaching

    • DANCE 308.01
      • PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY
      • Hull St 105
      • TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    • AAAS 320.01
      • BLACK DANCE
      • Carr 114
      • Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
    • DANCE 443.01
      • REPERTORY: TAP DANCE
      • Hull St 105
      • TuTh 03:05 PM-05:05 PM
    • DANCE 472.01
      • REPERTORY: DANCE THEATER
      • Hull St 105
      • TuTh 03:05 PM-05:05 PM