Dr. Halifu Osumare is a scholar of black popular culture, dance educator, and choreographer.
a Retired Professor of African American & African Studies at University of California, Davis, Dr. osumare continues to advance dance as a vital tool in the black struggle for recognition, justice, and self-empowerment.
Her autobiography, Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir is Available Today at AMazon!
Halifu Osumare has been involved with dance and black popular culture internationally for over thirty years as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, administrator and scholar. Her book, The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves (2007), is published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Dancing In Blackness (2018)
From The Black Arts Movement-West of the 60s
The New York black Dance Scene in the 70s
To Founding “Black Choreographers Moving Toward the 21st Century”
& The Historic Stanford Katherine Dunham Residency in the 80s & 90s