Margaret Thompson Drewal
Margaret Thompson Drewal is a performance theorist, dance historian, and ethnographer. She has studied Yoruba (West Africa) and Afro-Brazilian ritual performance, late-19th/early 20th- century American dance and popular entertainments, including performance at early International Expositions. Drewal has special interests in the poetics and politics of performance discourse. She has been trained professionally as a dancer and choreographer.
- PhD New York University
- Performers, Play, and Agency: Yoruba Ritual Process (1989)
- Gelede: Art and Female Power Among the Yoruba (co-author with Henry Drewal) (1983) Need pub info
- Numerous articles that have appeared in journals such as TDR: A Journal of Performance Studies, African Studies Review, African Arts, and The Journal of Ritual Studies.