Gregory King to Present Research on Tenure and Race in Higher Education

Assistant professor of dance Gregory King will present research titled "Tenure and Race: Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Ed" at three conferences in the Spring of 2020.

King will present at Moving Forward: The 2020 American Dance Platform Symposium presented by The Joyce Theater in New York and sponsored by NYU/Tisch and NYU/Education. The symposium offers dance performance and dance education faculty and graduate students the opportunity to engage in discourse on the topics of diversity in higher education dance programs and envisioning dance in digital space. For more information, visit https://www.joyce.org

In February 2020, King will present his research at the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance's 4th biennial international conference Dancing the African Diaspora: Fluid Black::Dance Back at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The conference will center on African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic possibility. For more information, visit

King will then hold a town hall meeting style event at the OhioDance Festival in April at Ohio State Univerisity in Columbus, Ohio. The discussion is designed to address and understand some of the concerns of faculty of color in dance, particularly those in higher education navigating the tenure process. Through conversation, King seeks to develop strategies for healing and to build encouraging communities for faculty of color, by faculty of color, and their white counterparts. For more information, visit

As a recently appointed Provost Faculty Associate, King hopes to share his research with the Kent State community.


POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 8:45am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 9:15am