Foulkes, Julia

Julia Foulkes

PhD 1997, University of Massachusetts

Associate Professor and Chair of Social Sciences (The New School for General Studies)

Recent Publications:

Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey

Cultural Studies of the United States series, edited by Alan Trachtenberg (University of North Carolina Press, 2002)

“The Era of Fellow Travelers: Politics and Culture in the 1930s and 40s,” A Companion to American Cultural History, Karen Halttunen, ed. (Blackwell Publishers, 2008)

“'The Weakest Point in Our Record': Philanthropic Support of Dance and the Arts,” American Philanthropic Support for Communication and Culture, William Buxton, ed. (Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, forthcoming 2008)

“Lincoln Center, the Rockefellers, and New York City,” Research Reports from the Rockefeller Archive Center (Fall 2005): 3-8

“Ambassadors with Hips: Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, and the Allure of Africa in the Black Arts Movement,” Impossible to Hold: Women and Culture in the 1960s, Lauri Umansky, Avital Bloch, eds. (New York University Press, 2005): 81-97 

Office Location:

66 W 12th St, Room 9th Floor 

Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5119, ext. 2388


Awards and Honors:

Senior Scholar Award, Fulbright Commission, University of Potsdam, Germany, 2005-06

Postdoctoral Fellowship, David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, 2002-03

Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago, 1997-98

Research Fellowship, American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, August 1995

University Fellowship, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994-95 

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