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Naila Keleta-Mae | Performing race and gender

Naila Keleta-Mae is an assistant professor of Drama in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. She is a practicing performance poet, playwright, and recording artist. Her research on theatre and performance in Canada uses the theoretical and methodological frameworks of feminist and critical race studies to engage historically under-examined areas of inquiry. Dr Keleta-Mae's scholarly writings and presentations are informed by her theatre practice and often include artistic elements. Likewise, her lectures and assignments often ask students to engage creatively with course material through performances and/or performative writing.