Lesa Lockford

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

Dr. Lockford is also an affiliated faculty member with the American Culture Studies program and the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Bowling Green State University .

Her recent and forthcoming publications include: Guest Editor of a special issue, Performing Identity at the Crossroads, for the International Review of Qualitative Inquiry, vol. 12.2 (2019); "A Collaboration: Connected to, Constituted by, and Comfort in the Other" International  Review of Qualitative Inquiry, co-authored with Tami Spry and Ronald J. Pelias (forthcoming), "A Collaborative Dialogue on the Dialogue Influence of Art Bochner and Carolyn Ellis" forthcoming in Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry: Reflecting on the Legacy of Carolyn Ellis and Art Bochner"; “Welcome to the Neo-Liberal University," in Critical Studies ← → Cultural Methodologies, (2017):  "Now is the Time for Autoethnography," in the International Review of Qualitative Inquiry, (2017); "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.  Her book, Performing Femininity: Rewriting Gender Identity, was published by AltaMira in 2004.

Her recent performance work includes 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.