Fort Valley State University  

Akbar, Maisha S.

Fine Arts, Humanities and Mass Communications
205 Founders Hall
(478) 825-6989
(478) 825-6132
Position: Assistant Professor

Professional Experience:
In addition to over three years experience as an assistant professor, Dr. Akbar has been awarded a post doctoral associateship, as well as a fellowship at Northwestern University’s Summer Institute in Performance Studies. Dr. Akbar is an active member of several professional associations including the National Communications Association, the Association of Theatre in Higher Education and the Black Theater Network.

Faculty Bio

Ph.D., Communications Studies (Performance Studies) - University of Texas at Austin; M.A. Folklore – University of California at Berkeley; B.A., History- Southern University and A&M College.


Performance studies, black women’s cultural production, lynching plays, blueswomen performance.

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