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Conquergood, Dwight

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By: Charles Vanover | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2019 | Length:   3 | DOI: |
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Dwight Conquergood (1949–2004) was an ethnographer, theorist, and performer. The people and places where he conducted fieldwork include Hmong refugees at the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in Thailand, Palestinian refugees at the Jabaliya camp on the Gaza Strip, Latin King street gang members in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, and convicted felons on death row. Conquergood won awards for his documentaries, his published research, and his teaching at Northwestern University; these awards included the Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival, the Lilla Heston Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Performance Studies from the Speech Communication Association, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Illinois Professor of the Year. At Northwestern, he served as the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching ...

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