Halifu Osumare


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!

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About Halifu

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.

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Publications

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

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