Provost Diversity Fellow: Kay Kemp

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Kay Kemp, PhD candidate

Department and School
Theater and Performance, Arts & Sciences

Kay Kemp (they/them) is a first-year PhD student in the English Department, Theater Colloquium. Their research focuses on postcolonial playwriting, particularly research which encounters the postcolonial play in diaspora, such as the writings of Africa and the Caribbean. Their research is colored both by their investment in the theoretical aspects of theater and their prior experience with postcoloniality in literature and political science courses, and by their practical experience in the field; Kay is a produced playwright, having written and staged work which has appeared in multiple festivals, including Off-Broadway. They are excited to be continuing their education at Columbia University, where they completed their undergraduate degree.

Julie Peters, Co-Chair, PhD in Theater and Performance; H. Gordon Garbedian Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Favorite hangout on or off campus
The book table, between 113 and 114; they have the best priced books in the neighborhood

Recommended book
The Silent Cry by Oe Kenzaburo.

To learn more about Kay Kemp, please email them directly.