York University theatre Professor Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston was recently honoured with two prestigious awards for her research – one from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and one from the American Anthropological Association.
The Canadian Association for Theatre Research’s Richard Plant Award, named in honour of the association’s cofounder, is given annually to the best English-language article on a Canadian theatre or performance topic. Kazubowski-Houston received the award this year for her “beautifully-written and evocatively argued” article titled “quiet theater,” describing her research with Romani women in Poland. The article was published in the journal Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies.
CIE is co-led by six sociocultural anthropologists including Kazubowski-Houston and denielle Elliott, a professor in York University’s Department of Social Science. Its five co-curators and 84 current members include scholars, artists, activists and practitioners from around the world. In making their selection, the award committee noted the CIE as an excellent and truly collaborative long-term intervention in the domain of pubic anthropology that fosters experimentation in genre, media and presentation, and in new venues that link anthropology and the human sciences to producers and audiences of across the arts.