GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo awarded a Woodrow Wilson national fellowship for Mark Broomfield ’94, assistant professor of theater and dance.
According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, the 6-month fellowship is intended for Broomfield to pursue scholarly research and further his academic career. The award will provide $15,000 for Broomfield as partial salary support during his leave period. A sum of $750 is also available for research, travel and publication costs.
The fellowship runs from June to December 2016 and will include work at the New York Library for the Performing Arts, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Library of Congress, Jacob’s Pillow Dance and Duke University.
Broomfield will also devote the fellowship to finishing his book, “Passing for Almost Straight: The Politics and Performance of Black Masculinity On and Offstage,” and completing post-production work on his narrative documentary feature film, “Passing for Almost Straight.”
Broomfield graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a communication degree and received his doctorate in critical dance studies. He danced with Cleo Park Robinson Dance, performing in leading works by some of the most diverse and recognized African American choreographers in American modern dance. He has been on the Geneseo faculty since 2012.
In 2013, Broomfield was one of five SUNY faculty members who received support through SUNY’s Faculty Diversity Program, designed to assist campuses with the recruitment and retention of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds.