Brenda Dixon-Gottschild

Brenda Dixon-Gottschild is a freelance writer, consultant, performer, lecturer and former consultant and writer for "Dance Magazine", She is Professor Emerita of dance studies at Temple University and the author of "Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts"; "Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era"; "The Black Dancing Body-A Geography from Coon to Cool"; and "Joan Myers Brown and The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina - A Biohistory of American Performance".
Brenda has been awarded many honors that include: the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Civil Rights Award (2016): the International Association for Blacks in Dance Outstanding Scholar Award (2013); the Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Leadership in Dance Research (2008); and winner of the 2004 de la Torre Bueno prize for scholarly excellence in dance publication and the 2001 Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Scholarly Dance Publication.