Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English at the University of Washington
UW Kane Hall
Catherine Cole is Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Dance and English at the University of Washington, and is an internationally renowned scholar of African performance studies. As a scholar, teacher, and artist, she brings together themes of independence and interdependence, performance in Africa and in the diaspora, disability and movement, post-apartheid art, and postcolonial history. She is the author of Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice (2020), and choreographer and performer of dance theatre pieces, including Just Duet, Still Point, and Five Foot Feat. Cole’s Katz Distinguished Lecture will be on African arts and the afterlives of injustice.