Raquel Monroe, PhD
Phone: (312) 369-8352
Raquel L. Monroe, PhD is a scholar, artist, and activist with a long history in academia and in diverse communities engaging the ways in which dance influences and is influenced by the social discourses on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture. Her current manuscript encompasses research in dance, performance studies, theatre, feminist, public health, queer, and critical race theories to explore the performance and representation of black female sexulaities and black social mobility in the Americas. As an artist, Raquel has worked with choreographers David Rousseve, Ronald K. Brown, Marianne Kim, and Ana Maria Alvarez. Her greatest passions are dance, yoga, and working with young artists who are eager to explore how art intervenes, impacts, and speaks to issues of social justice.