Carrie Gates | June 25, 2020
La Donna Forsgren writes because she has something to say — and because the people she writes about had something to say, too.
An assistant professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, Forsgren’s research shines a light on the essential role African American women have played in theatre history.
“No matter where my work takes me, the throughline is African American women and marginalized voices,” said Forsgren, who is a concurrent faculty member in the Gender Studies Program and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Africana Studies.
“My purpose as a theatre historian is to recover the gaps and silences of history so that we have a sense of the past and a purpose for the future.”
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