BA, Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
MA, Drama, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
PhD, Drama, University of Bristol, England
Before coming to NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Drama, Awam Amkpa was Senior Lecturer of Drama and Television at King Alfred’s University College in Winchester, England, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires, London: Routledge, 2003, and Archetypes, Stereotypes and Polytypes: Theatres of the Black Atlantic. Additionally, he was the director of film documentaries including Winds Against Our Souls, It's All About Downtown, National Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia!, as well as the author of several articles in books and journals on modernisms in theatre, postcolonial theatre, black Atlantic issues, and film studies.