Dr. Halifu Osumare is a scholar of black popular culture, dance educator, and choreographer.
She retired as a Professor of African American & African Studies at University of California, Davis in 2016, and continues to research and publish about black culture. Her autobiography, Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir will be available in 2018. MORE!
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