Myron M. Beasley is scholar, curator and performance artist who teaches in the areas of American Cultural Studies and African American Studies at Bates College. He is the 2010 recipient of the Whiting Foundation Fellowship to complete his ethnographic work in Haiti. He is also the recipient of the 2010/2011 Andy Warhol (warholfoundation.org) writers grant for his writing project about rituals and death through the prism of artists of African descent.
His ethnographic work has led him to fieldwork in Morocco, Brazil and Haiti. His work as appeared in several academic journals including Text and Performance Quarterly, Gastronomica, The Journal of Curatorial Studies and Performance Research. He is also an also international curator and most recently the co-curator of the Ghetto Biennale (ghettobiennale.com). His installations have appeared internationally, particularly his “Ritual, Sacred Spaces, and the Body: Men of African Descent and the Performance of Sexuality” at Performance International-PSi 6, and his short film work on food and ritual in Brazil at the Umami Festival 2010. (umamifestival2010.com)