Dr. Lockford is also an affiliated faculty member with both the departments of American Culture Studies and of Women's Studies at Bowling Green State University .
Institutions/Professional Companies with which Dr. Lockford has worked:
After receiving degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Northridge, Dr. Lockford received her Ph.D. degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where her dissertation was runner-up for the 1998 Dissertation of the Year Award.
Additionally, Dr. Lockford has earned an Acting Diploma from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Production or Film Credits:
In addition to various professional acting engagements in film, radio, television, and the stage, Dr. Lockford also has worked on developing performance pieces, both individual and collaborative, which integrate artistry and scholarship.
Dr. Lockford's experience in the professional theatre is extensive including helping to fond a small-scale touring company based in London called Moving Target Theatre Company from 1984 to 1988. Moving Target produced original works that specifically featured women and their experiences, for the company's mission was to promote professional opportunities for women in the theatre.
In 2002, Dr. Lockford was awarded a competitive grant for course development and revision. In that same year, her original play Sacred Monster was a finalist in the Jane Chambers Playwriting competition, sponsored by the Women in Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
Dr. Lockford was a featured performer at the Southern Illinois University Returning Artists Program, where she performed her original solo performance entitled in/habit/us. This work explores a story from Lockford's life in an effort to reveal how beliefs are written into and by the body and how those beliefs become habits that constitute dispositions toward action.
Dr. Lockford served as the director for Bowling Green State University 's production of Robbie McCauley's Sally's Rape in the spring of 2004. She directed Ibsen's Hedda Gabler in the spring of 2006. She directed Nicky Silver's Raised in Captivity in the fall of 2008. In 2010, she played the title role of Mother Courage in the BGSU production of Mother Courage and Her children.
Union or Professional Organizations :
Dr. Lockford served as Vice Chair and Conference Planner of the Performance Studies and Theatre Interest Group of the Central States Communication Association (2005-2006). She assumed the position of Chair of the Interest group in 2006-2007. She was also the Secretary of the Performance Studies Division of the National Communication Association (2005-2007).
Research / Publications:
Dr. Lockford has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Her articles have been published in such journals as Theatre Annual, Text and Performance Quarterly, Theatre Topics, Qualitative Inquiry, On Stage Studies, Women's Studies in Communication, and the International Journal of Qualitative Research.
Not only has Dr. Lockford contributed portions to published works such as Through the Green Window: Proceedings of a Conference on Performative Writing and Ethnographically Speaking: Autoethnography, Literature, and Aesthetics, but her own book, Performing Femininity: Rewriting Gender Identity, was published by AltaMira Press in the fall of 2004. Dr. Lockford's recent publications are: "From Fragments to Figures, to Figment: The Archive as Mourning for the Brief Life of Naro Lockford" published in Theatre Annual (2007) and "Investing in the Political Beyond," published in Qualitative Inquiry (2008) and "Metaphors of Performance: Performance is Sex" published in the International Journal of Qualitative Research (2010).
Currently, Dr. Lockford also serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Text and Performance Quarterly. She also serves on the editorial board of Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.