BiographyMaisha S. Akbar produced her first cultural performance at the age of 14 and never looked back. Since then, she's carved a path for herself based on her love of reading, culture, and creativity. After graduating high school at 16 years old, she attended Southern University and A&M College (LA) from where she earned a BA in History. Upon completion of her MA in Folklore from the University of California at Berkeley, Akbar went on to earn a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Black performance studies, Critical lynching studies, Black feminist studies, communications studies, psychoanalysis.
Personal development, dance, creative writing, Islamic studies, yoga.
Published: Oct 30, 2019 by American Theatre magazine
Authors: Maisha S. Akbar
This article documents a 2019 symposium produced in conjunction with the work of Sharrell D. Luckett and Tia M. Shaffer, and their mentor, Freddie Hendricks, in developing empowering approaches for Black actors.