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Khalid Y. Long

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Assistant Professor of African American Studies

Dr. Khalid Y. Long is a scholar, dramaturg, and director specializing in African American/Black diasporic theatre, performance, and literature through the lenses of Black feminist/womanist thought, queer studies, and performance studies. Accordingly, his work pays close attention to the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality within marginalized and oppressed communities.

Dr. Long has published scholarly essays in The Black Theatre Review (tBTR), Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance, the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and the Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance. His forthcoming scholarship includes essays in The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre (2nd edition) edited by Harvey Young, Zora Neale Hurston in Context edited by Christopher Varlack, Theatre Design & TechnologyTheater: Yale’s Journal of CriticismPlays, Reportage, and the edited collection Critical Essays on the Politics of Oscar Hammerstein II, edited by Donald Gagnon. Dr. Long is also a regular contributor to Black Masks and Performance Response Journal 2.0

Dr. Long is working on his manuscript, An Architect of Black Feminist Theatre: Glenda Dickerson, Transnational Feminism, and The Kitchen Prayer Series (University of Iowa Press). Dr. Long is co-editor of two forthcoming critical anthologies, including Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, and Solidarity (co-edited with Dr. DeRon S. Williams and Dr. Martine Kei Green-Rogers) with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, Agitations: Politics, Text, Performance Series). The second anthology is August Wilson in Context (co-edited with Dr. Isaiah M. Wooden) with Cambridge University Press. 

Dr. Long is the newly elected Vice President and Conference Planner for the Black Theatre Association, a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Dr. Long is also the Vice President for Advocacy for ATHE. Dr. Long also served as the Vice President and Conference Planner for the August Wilson Society (2018-2020). 

A freelance dramaturg specializing in production dramaturgy, new play development, and audience engagement, Dr. Long is a regular dramaturg with the Great Plains Theatre Commons (Omaha, Nebraska). His dramaturgical credits include works by Lynn Nottage, Adrienne Kennedy, August Wilson, Kirsten Greenidge, Tennessee Williams, M.K. Abadoo, James Ijames, Nambi Kelley, Anna Deavere Smith, and Dominique Morriseau, among others.  


PhD - Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

MA - Theatre Studies and Directing, Miami University of Ohio

BA - Theatre Arts, Concentration in Black Drama and English, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

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