Rashida Braggs

Scholar-performer, United States

Rashida K. Braggs is a scholar-performer who sings, dances, acts and performs spoken word. Trained in Performance Studies (Ph.D. Northwestern University), Advertising (M.S. Boston University), and Theater Studies and English (B.A. Yale University), she consistently weaves performance through her pedagogy and scholarship. Jacob’s Pillow, Williams College Museum of Art, Tapir art gallery and the

United Solo Theatre Festival have featured her performances. She is Associate Professor in Africana Studies at Williams College, where she wrote the book Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music and Migration in Post-World War II Paris and essays in journals like The Black Scholar and The James Baldwin Review.