Theatre and Performance Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Khalid Y. Long is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Foundations Coordinator. Before joining Howard University, Dr. Long was on faculty at Columbia College Chicago in the Theatre Department and the University of Georgia in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Institute for African American Studies.
A scholar, dramaturg, and director, Dr. Long specializes in African American/Black diasporic theatre, performance, and literature through the lenses of Black feminist/womanist thought, queer studies, and performance studies. Accordingly, his work addresses the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality within marginalized and oppressed communities. Dr. Long teaches various courses, from theatre history and dramaturgy to dramatic criticism, global performance, and Black cultural production. Dr. Long is co-editor of Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, and Solidarity (Methuen Drama). Dr. Long is completing his manuscript, An Architect of Black Feminist Theatre: Glenda Dickerson, Transnational Feminism, and The Kitchen Prayer Series (under contract with Iowa University Press). He is also co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, August Wilson in Context for Cambridge University Press’ “Literature in Context” series. Dr. Long is also co-editing a critical anthology on HBCUs and Theatre Programs, tentatively titled A Cultural Experience: The Role of Theatre at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Long has published in Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre, and Performance,tBTR: the Black Theatre Review, Theater, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Modern Drama, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Topics, Theatre Journal, The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre, and The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance. Dr. Long is a regular contributor to Black Masks. He has forthcoming scholarship in the edited collections Performance and the City and Dramaturgy and History: Staging the Archive.
Dr. Long serves on the Boards for the August Wilson Society (where he was recently the Vice President and Conference Planner) and the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). Dr. Long recently served as the Vice President and Conference Planner for the Black Theatre Association (ATHE) and was the Vice President for Advocacy of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
A freelance dramaturg, Dr. Long’s credits include (select list):