Queen Zabriskie

Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Associate Professor of Sociology/MacArthur Professorship 2019-2022 - Interdisciplinary Programs - Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence - President's Office - Social Sciences - Sociology - Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

  • Preferred Name: Dr. Zabriskie
  • Phone: (941) 487-4145
  • Email: qzabriskie@ncf.edu
  • Office Location: COH 105
  • Mail Location: COH 104

Associate Professor of Sociology

M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., Duke University

Professor Zabriskie’s primary teaching and research interests include race, class, and gender; social inequality; dance sociology/ sociology of dance; sociology of culture; performance theory and practice; black feminist thought; qualitative methodology; and culture, performance and politics in the African/Black Diaspora. She is currently working on a project that examines cultural power, embodied knowledge, and constructions of Africanity within Chicago’s West African Dance and Drum communities. Professor Zabriskie’s artistic and creative work explores issues of identity, community, healing, and empowerment.

Courses
Introduction to Sociology
Social Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and Power
Intersectionality
The Sociology of the Arts and Performance

Publications
Young, Harvey and Queen Meccasia Zabriskie. 2013. Black Theatre is Black Life: An Oral History of Chicago Theater and Dance, 1970-2010. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

Craft, Renee Alexander, Meida McNeal, Mshaï S. Mwangola, and Queen Meccasia Zabriskie. 2008. “The Quilt: Toward a Twenty-First Century Black Feminist Ethnography.” Performance Research 12:3: 55-73.