Awam Amkpa
, born in Nigeria, is actor, director, filmaker and Associate Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Former Senior Lecturer of Drama and Television at King Alfred’s University College, Winchester, England, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College. Author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires”, London:Routledge, 2003 and forthcoming “Archetypes, Stereotypes and Polytypes: Theatres of the Black Atlantic”. Director of film documentaries such as Winds Against Our Souls, Its All About Downtown, National Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia! Author of several articles in books and journals on Modernisms in Theatre, Postcolonial theatre, Black Atlantic Issues, and Film studies.