H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams

Course Instructor, Thesis Advisor, and Applied Theatre & Racial Justice Conference Planning Team

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H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, PhD., M.Ed., known as Dr. Herukhuti, is a cultural studies scholar, sex researcher-educator, systems theorist, cultural worker (i.e., documentary filmmaker, playwright, director, poet, and performance artist), interdisciplinary sociocultural scientist, and hem netcher tepi (priest-conjurer-healer in the Kemetic/Ancient Egyptian tradition), whose work operates at the intersection of race, culture, sexuality, and spirituality. He is of Akan and Lissongo genetic ancestry. He draws upon the arts, social sciences, performance studies, and cultural studies in his research—using a variety of methods including narrative/storytelling, autoethnography, close readings of media, literary criticism, Theatre of the Oppressed, oral history interviewing, and critical theory. He has taught at New York University, School of the Future, Young Adult Learning Academy, and Fielding Graduate University. He is currently a faculty member in the undergraduate programs of Goddard College and the graduate program in applied theatre at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. At Goddard College, he co-founded the world’s first sexuality studies program dedicated to promoting decolonizing sexuality and challenging the whiteness and Eurocentricity of the field.

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Applied Theatre Conference Offers Roadmap to Racial Justice and Diversity

June 08, 2022

The MA in Applied Theatre program hosted three panels this Spring exploring how artists may advance intersectional racial equity.