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Michael Dinwiddie

Michael Dinwiddie

Associate Professor
B.A., New York University, 1980
M.F.A. Dramatic Writing, New York University, 1983

Michael D. Dinwiddie’s teaching interests include cultural studies, African American theater history, dramatic writing, filmmaking and ragtime music. A dramatist whose works have been produced in New York, regional and educational theater, he has been playwright-in-residence at Michigan State University and St. Louis University and taught writing courses at the College of New Rochelle, Florida A&M University, SUNY Stony Brook, California State University at San Bernardino and Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent a year at Touchstone Pictures as a Walt Disney Fellow and worked as a staff writer on ABC-TV’s Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper . In 1994 he was a Sundance finalist, and in 1995, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting. A Gallatin graduate, Professor Dinwiddie earned his M.F.A. in dramatic writing from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. His course offerings include Migration and American Culture; Dramatizing History I and II; Poets in Protest: Footsteps to Hip-Hop; James Reese Europe and American Music; Sissle, Blake and the Minstrel Tradition; Guerrilla Screenwriting; Motown Matrix: Race, Gender and Class Identity in “The Sound of Young America”; and the study-abroad course Buenos Aires: In and Of the City. Professor Dinwiddie received NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.

 

Contact Information

Michael Dinwiddie

Associate Professor
michael.dinwiddie@nyu.edu
1 Wash Pl, Room 407
(212) 998-9152
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Office Hours
Wednesday 10-12, 2-5

Courses

2014 Winter

Motown Matrix: Race, Gender and Class Identity in "The Sound of Young America"
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

2014 Spring

Nonviolence in Movements for Social Change
Thu 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Poets in Protest: Footsteps to Hip-Hop
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2014 Fall

Poets in Protest: Footsteps to Hip-Hop
Fri 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

2013 Winter

Motown Matrix: Race, Gender and Class Identity in "The Sound of Young America"
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

African American culture; theatre history and criticism; filmmaking; dramatic writing; ragtime music

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