Lila Ann Dodge

 Lila Ann Dodge

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801
Sociocultural Anthropology

Research Interests

  • practices of embodiment; performance; West Africa; postcolonial cultural politics; French cultural policy; women in cultural 'industries'; power; value and translation; gender, racialization and development; style, expression, genre and affect; "listening," mutuality, improvisation and rhythm


  • MA, African Studies (2014), Yale University
  • BA magna cum laude, American Studies & Dance (2009), Smith College

Distinctions / Awards

  • Emerging Scholar Award Performance Studies Focus Group, Association for Theater in Higher Education, 2014
  • Josephine Ott Prize, Smith College, 2008
  • Tryon Prize, Smith College Art Museum, 2007


  • US Student Fulbright Fellow, Burkina Faso, 2009-10
  • Lindsay Fellowship, Yale University, 2013
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Grant, Modern Standard Arabic, Yale University, 2013-14
  • Nancy Abelman Memorial Scholarship, UIUC, 2018