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Articles in Field Journals and Edited Volumes
"Fin-de-siècle Black Minstrelsy, Itinerancy, and the Anglophone Imperial Circuit," in The Palgrave Handbook on Theatre and Migration, edited by Yana Meerzon and S.E. Wilmer (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), pp. 675-686.
"Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo," in The Routledge Anthology of Women's Theatre Theory and Dramatic Criticism, edited by Catherine Burroughs and J. Ellen Gainor (London: Routledge, 2024), pp. 445-452.
"Mojisola Adebayo," in The Routledge Anthology of Women's Theatre Theory and Dramatic Criticism, edited by Catherine Burroughs and J. Ellen Gainor (London: Routledge, 2024), pp. 493-499.
"The Invented Choreographies of the Tomahawk Chop," in Dance in US Popular Culture, edited by Jen Atkins (London: Routledge, 2023), pp. 23-26.
"Racial Impressions, Capital Characters: Dave Carson Brownfaces the Empire," in Mimetic Desires: Impersonation and Guising across South Asia, edited by Harshita Mruthinti Kamath and Pamela Lothspeich (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2022), pp. 42-64.
"Performative Correctness; or, the Subject of Performance and Politics," Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, vol. 35, no. 2 (2021): 107-112; special section on "#PerformativeX."
Cited in Teemu Paavolainen, "On the 'Doing' of 'Something'," Performance Research 27, no. 3-4 (2022): 38-46.
"The Jim Crow Global South," Theatre Journal, vol. 72, no. 4 (2020): 443-467; special issue on "Africa and the Global South."
Cited in Kellen Hoxworth, "Fin-de-siècle Black Minstrelsy, Itinerancy, and the Anglophone Imperial Circuit," in The Palgrave Handbook on Theatre and Migration, edited by Yana Meerzon and S.E. Wilmer (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), pp. 677-688; Kellen Hoxworth, "Racial Impressions, Capital Characters: Dave Carson Brownfaces the Empire," in Mimetic Desires: Impersonation and Guising across South Asia, edited by Harshita Mruthinti Kamath and Pamela Lothspeich (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2022), pp. 42-64; Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra and Anne Garland Mahler, "Introduction: New Critical Directions in Global South Studies," Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 58, no. 3 (2021): 465-484; Ezequiel Adamovsky, "Blackface minstrelsy en Buenos Aires: Las actuaciones de Albert Phillips en 1868 y las visitas de los Christy's Minstrels en 1869, 1871 y 1873 (y una discusión sobre su impacto en la cultura local)," Latin American Theatre Review 55, no. 1 (2021): 5-26.
Cited in Weiyu Li, "Staging the Blackface Nation: The Performance of Blackness in Modern China," PhD Dissertation, University of Washington, 2022.
Written up by Professor Brian Eugenio Herrera: "Hoxworth charts the transoceanic 'relays' of early blackface minstrelsy between performance sites in the antebellum United States, imperial Britain, and colonial South Africa, thereby prompting a powerful — and possibly field-reorienting — reassessment of minstrelsy’s myriad beginnings. It’s a remarkable essay, expertly researched and captivatingly argued… Seek it out."
"Football Fantasies: Neoliberal Habitus, Racial Governmentality, and National Spectacle," American Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 1 (2020): 155-179.
Cited in Thomas P. Oates, "Antagonistic Sports Fandom," American Quarterly, vol. 75, no. 3 (2023): 519-541; Kit Hughes and Evan Elkins, "Silicon Valley's Team: The Golden State Warriors, Datafied Managerialism, and Basketball's Racialized Geography," American Quarterly, vol. 75, no. 3 (2023): 471-499; Jeremy Sabella, "Fandom Transfigured: Fantasy Football as Neoliberal Religion," in Religion and Sport in America: Critical Essays for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Jeffrey Scholes and Randall Balmer (London: Routledge, 2023), pp. 182-198; Steve Booth Marston, "The Episodic Kneel: Racial Neoliberalism, Civility, and the Media Circulation of Colin Kaepernick, 2017-2020," Race and Social Problems (2021): 205-214; Stefanie A. Jones, "Football Plays and Racial Capitalism," in Sports Plays, edited by Eero Laine and Broderick Chow (London: Routledge, 2021), pp. 46-63; Andrew Dix, American Studies: The Basics (London: Routledge, 2021).
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"Minstrel Scandals; or, the Restorative White Properties of Blackface." TDR: The Drama Review, vol. 63, no. 3 (2019): 8-19.
Cited in Steven Keary Watts, "Strategic Blackface: Re-Deploying American Minstrelsy from Black Arts to #BlackLivesMatter," PhD Dissertation, Northwestern University, 2023; Justin Ling, "Trudeau Won't Wash Off His Blackface Scandal," Foreign Policy, September 19, 2019.
"The Many Racial Effigies of Sara Baartman." Theatre Survey, vol. 58, no. 3 (2017): 275-299.
Recipient of the 2018 Errol Hill Award in recognition of outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, as demonstrated in the form of a published book-length project (monograph or essay collection) or scholarly article.
Cited in Tiziana Morosetti, "Completing the Mosiac: Sara Baartman and the Archive," in Intersectional Encounters in the Nineteenth-Century Archive: New Essays on Power and Discourse, edited by Rachel Bryant Davies and Erin Johnson-Williams (London: Bloomsbury, 2022), pp. 171-186; Susan Manning, "Dancing Between South Africa and the Global North," TDR: The Drama Review 64.2 (2020): 8-15; Rebecca Chaleff, "Dance of the Undead: The Wilis' Imperial Legacy," in Futures of Dance Studies, edited by Susan Manning, Janice Ross, and Rebecca Schneider (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2020), pp. 415-430.
Cited in Steven Keary Watts, "Strategic Blackface: Re-Deploying American Minstrelsy from Black Arts to #BlackLivesMatter," PhD Dissertation, Northwestern University, 2023; Maria de Simone, "Embodying Race, Performing Citizenship: Racial Impersonation and Immigrant Identity in American Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920," PhD Dissertation, Northwestern University, 2021; Annemi Conradie, "Africa-Lite: Cultural Appropriation and Commodification of Historic Blackness in Post-Apartheid Fabric and Décor Design," PhD Dissertation, Stellenbosch University, 2019; Karlien Van der Schyff, "Beyond the 'Baartman Trope': Representations of Black Women's Bodies from Early South African Proto-nationalisms to Postapartheid Nationalisms," PhD Dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2018.
"Strains of the Enlightenment: Making Belief in American Secularism and African Difference in The Book of Mormon." Modern Drama , vol. 60, no. 3 (2017): 364-386.
Cited in: Megan Sanborn Jones, "Mormon Performance/Performing Mormonism: At the Intersection of Mormon, Theatre, and Performance Studies," Mormon Studies Review, vol. 8 (2021): 79-92; David K. Sauer and Geoffrey Sauer, "Drama," American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, 2017 , vol. 1 (2019): 371-393.
"Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States by Laura L. Mielke." TDR, vol. 65, no. 1 (2021): 195-96 (solicited).
"Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia by Christian DuComb." Modern Drama, vol. 61, no. 4 (2018): 591-594 (solicited).
"Coloring Whiteness: Acts of Critique in Black Performance by Faedra Chatard Carpenter." Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 28, no. 1 (2018): 137-138 (solicited).
"Burnt Cork: Traditions and Legacies of Blackface Minstrelsy, edited by Stephen Johnson." Theatre Survey, vol. 56, no. 2 (2015): 236-238.
Review of Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka, directed by Tawiah M'Carthy, Stratford Festival, Theatre Journal, vol. 75, no. 2 (2023): 228-230.
Review of Disastronautics by Jon McKenzie and Ralo Mayer, Performance Research, vol. 19, no. 3 (2014): 112-113.
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"Transoceanic Blackface, Imperial Whiteness: Performing 'Race' in the Global Nineteenth Century." PhD Dissertation, Stanford University, 2017.
Cited in: Chinua Thelwell, Exporting Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in South Africa and Beyond (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020).
"Tour(ist)ing Post-Apartheid South African Theatre: The Works of Brett Bailey, Yael Farber, and Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom in (Inter)National Production." MA Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, 2012.
Cited in: Catherine M. Cole, Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice (University of Michigan Press, 2020); Adele Seeff, "Inheriting the Past, Surviving the Future," in The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, edited by Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson (Routledge, 2020), pp. 161-170; Muff Anderson, "Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom," in The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre, edited by Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, and Greg Homann (Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 241-257.