Mark Lockwood

M.A. '17

Mark Lockwood

Mark Lockwood is a MA candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU whose work combines the intersections of theory and practice in both his academic and performative explorations. He received his BA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, where he was a recipient of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Through the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (Rutgers University) and the Ronald E. McNair Program, he conducted an autoethnographic project titled “Brother to Brother: The Politics of Black Masculinity in Black Greek Letter Fraternities,” which examined the ways in which black men develop and negotiate their masculinity in Black Greek fraternities. Currently, Mark is building a framework centered on black queer performance and masculinity within the gay porn industry, with a focus on the ways in which (black) gay porn actors are represented within an industry that continues to racialize and fetishize them.


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Rutgers University

Bachelor of Arts - Women's and Gender Studies 

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Awards & Distinctions

• 2014-2015 Paul Roberson Fellowship Award, Rutgers University
• 2013-2015 Lansing P. Shield Memorial Scholarship, Rutgers University