Amanda Reid is a dance historian who writes and teaches about queer of color critique, West Indian migration, and post-colonial Caribbean Black radicalism. Her current manuscript project, Smaddification: Dance and West Indian Decolonization, explores maximalist queer diaspora aesthetics in Jamaican concert dance to theorize West Indian regional visions of blackness, bodily freedom, and cultural autonomy. Her writing can be found in Theatre Journal and The Oxford Handbook of Black Dance Studies (OUP, forthcoming).
Prior to coming to Yale, Amanda was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Humanities Center and a Lecturer in Stanford University TAPS (2020-2022). She received her PhD from the Department of History at The University of Michigan.