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  • "Black Maters: Maternity, Midwifery & Performance". Collegium for African Diasporic Dance (CADD): Body Geographies | Mapping Freedoms at Duke University, February 2024. 

  • Thomas, Makeda. “Dance Like Douen”. Oxford Handbook of Black Dance Studies (forthcoming).

  • Thomas, Makeda. (Ed.) 2022. "Write Your Future: Collected essays from 2021-2022". Pepatián, New York NY.

  • Thomas, Makeda. "Life’s Work Speaks Through its Practice". in situ: Responding to Place, Space, People and Time. Let's Dance International Frontiers, Serendipity, UK. May 2022.

  • Thomas, Makeda. “Backyard Stories as Strategy for Survival: Eat Little and Live Long”. BlackInk Magazine. Serendipity, UK. October 2021. pp 118-123.

  • Thomas, Makeda. “When Dolls Dance: Belmont Baby Dolls 2019-2020”. My Voice, My Practice: Black Dance, Serendipity UK, 2020. pp 86-99.

A version of “When Dolls Dance” was presented as "Fractal at the Surface, Rhizomatic at the Root" for “Fluid Black::Dance Back” at Duke University, February 2020.

  • “Fantastic Bodies: On Archival Performativities”. Seeing Black Dance, 18 April 2019. Brown University.

  • Thomas, Makeda. “Making Stage: Dance & Performance Art Curation in Trinidad & Tobago”. Curating Live Arts: Global Perspectives, Envisioning Theory and Practice" by Davida, Dena, Gabriels, Jane, Hudon, Véronique, and Pronovost,  Berghahn Books, 2018. 

  • “Brown Girl in the Ring: Caribbean Considerations of the Afrofuture”. Dancing the African Diaspora: Embodying the Afrofuture, February 2016, Duke University. 

  • “Bring de Power: Orisha Dance as a mobile technology of African diasporic identity-making”. Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance, February 2014, Duke University. 

  • “Legacy & Laterals: A Rhizomatic Study of the Black Arts Movement”. American Dance Festival, July 2009. Duke University. 

  • Thomas, Makeda. “Costa Del Alma”. Small Axe, 24 December 2008.

  • “A Sense of Place" - Dance for Development, Education, Empowerment and Change“. New Perspectives in African Performing & Visual Arts, April 2007. Ohio University.  

  • “Saartje Baartman and Black Female Sexuality” (2004)​

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