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Wind  Woods - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles , CA, US

Wind Woods Wind  Woods

Lecturer | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , CA, UNITED STATES

College of Communication and Fine Art

Biography

Wind Dell Woods is a playwright and scholar. His research focuses on Hip Hop aesthetics in contemporary theater and performance. His dissertation “Pleading the Fifth Element: Disaesthetics and Hip Hop as Black Study” engages in a meta-critique of the critical and creative discourse in the fields of Hip Hop Studies and Hip Hop Theater. Woods disrupts the traditional tendency to freeze Hip Hop as an object. Rather, he reemploys Hip Hop as a method of study with the capacity to layer, sample, and (re)mix theories and analyses into a meta-critical cypher, a type of Hip Hop Praxis.

Education (3)

University of California, Irvine: PHD, Drama & Theatre

Arizona State University: MFA, Playwriting 2008

Southern Oregon University: BA, English 2005

Areas of Expertise (8)

Disaesthetics

Black Radical THought

Playwriting

African American Theatre and Performance

Theatre Arts

Dramaturgy

HIp-Hop

Critical Theory