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Nikki Yeboah

Assistant Professor of Playwriting
Nikki Yeboah

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Nikki Yeboah is an Assistant Professor of Playwriting in the School of Drama at the University of Washington. As an artist-scholar, her research brings together oral history methods and performance to create alternative records of Black life. Her research interests include oral history performance, black feminism, and the ethics and politics of conducting qualitative research in marginalized communities. She has been published in; Theatre Journal, Text and Performance Quarterly, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, and the Western Journal of Communication. Her creative work explores black feminist performance aesthetics, and her workshops mobilize storytelling to inspire community building. Her most recent performances have been staged at the Soraya (Los Angeles), New College of Florida (Sarasota) the Hammer Theatre (San José), the Marsh (San Francisco), Links Hall (Chicago), and the Chicago Cultural Center. Nikki is currently a board member of Storycenter, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling for social justice.