Tina Post is an Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. Her work is preoccupied with racial performativity, especially (though not exclusively) the ways that black Americans perform racial identity. What modes of embodiment assert belonging or dis-belonging, and how? When do racialized subjects confirm and when do they subvert the expectations of their identitarian positions, and to what end? How do other factors of embodiment (gender, dis/ability, hybridity, and so forth) color these performances? Post approaches such questions primarily through the lenses of affect and performance studies, using literature, visual culture, fine art, theater, and movement as examples and objects of study.
Join the Gray Center for Arts Inquiry to welcome professional skateboarder and designer Alexis Sablone, author Kyle Beachy, and performance theorist Tina Post along with FroSkate, Natty Bwoy Chicago, Timothy Johnson, Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Kristen Ebeling, Every house has a door (Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson) for The Useless Tool (Skate Session) a day of skateboarding and conversation about skateboarding as social and embodied practice, inspired and guided by the structure and rhythms of the skateboard session.