Myron M. Beasley is Associate Professor of African American Studies /American Cultural Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. He is a critical ethnographer, international curator and performance theorist. He is the 2010/11 recipient of an Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant and a Whiting Foundation Fellowship for his recent critical ethnographic work that explores gender performance among street food vendors of Jacmel and contemporary Haitian artists. He is currently working on a book on performances of death and performance art in the African Diaspora. He has also curated projects in Haiti, Brazil and Morocco. His work has appeared in journals such as Text and Performance Quarterly and Performance Research (of which he served as a guest editor of a special issue) and the Journal of Curatorial Studies.