Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Beverley Trask

Associate Professor - Theatre & Dance

Contact Info
btrask@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1970
  • M.F.A., Southern Mississippi, 1977

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1996-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1989-1996
  • Instructor, Tulane University, 1979-1981

Research & Teaching Specializations: Afro-Caribbean Dance and Performance; Jazz and Tap, Modern Dancing

Related Experience

  • Choreographer, 16 × 16 Newcomb Dance Company, 2009
  • Actress, “Cabaret” “Oklahoma” and “History Boys”, New Orleans 2008
  • Director, “Women in Motion”, Femme Fest, New Orleans, 2006
  • Co-coordinator, “Katrina Warriors”, Tulane University, 2006
  • Fine Arts Survey Writing Team Member, Superintendent’s Task Force on Arts, Louisiana Department of Education, 1990-1991

Distinctions

  • Gambit Award, Best Choreography, New Orleans, 2009
  • Gambit Nomination, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, New Orleans, 2009
  • Gambit Nomination, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, New Orleans, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Tulane University, 1999
  • Outstanding Newcomb Fellow, Tulane University, 1998

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Social Dancing in the US

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.