Lesa Lockford

Lesa Lockford (Professor) serves as the department chair, and teaches undergraduate courses in Acting, Voice and Performance Studies, and doctoral courses in Performance Studies; Performance Theory and Method; Qualitative Inquiry and Methods and Gender, Sexuality, and Performativity. 

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 .

Her recent and forthcoming publications include: “Welcome to the Neo-Liberal University," in Critical Studies ← → Cultural Methodologies, (in press); "Now is the Time for Autoethnography," in the International Review of Qualitative Inquiry, (in press);"leaving Home: Abandoning a Problematic Metaphor,' in the International Review of Qualitative Inquiry, 9.1 (2016): 4-10; "Lost Lines: A Solo Performance," in the online journal, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.  Vol. 12, issue 5 (2015) Web. http//liminalities.net/11-5; and "Trusting the Autoethnographic Bridge," in the International Review of Qualitative Research 7.3 (2014): 283-89.

Her recent performance work include her original full-length solo performance Lost Lines based on archival and ethnographic research on familial personal and professional history. Lost Lines was performed as part of the Visiting Artist Series at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale(April 2012) and as the Plenary Performance at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, (May 2012) and at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida (November, 2012).  Dr. Lockford is also a frequent narrator of audio books.