Killian E. Manning, Ph.D.

Killian E. Manning, Ph.D.

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  • Ph.D. University of Utah (Communication) Performing Utopian Visions: Art(iculation) in the Age of AIDS
  • M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Communication) VanityA History (with Mirrors) in 3/4 Time
  • M.T.S. Boston University (Theology)
  • B.A. Auburn University (German)

Scholarly interests

Performance Studies, cultural studies, feminist theories, embodiment, identity

Courses taught

  • CST 207 Relational Communication
  • CST 210 Communication Ethics
  • CST 341 Business and Professional Communication
  • CST 460 Communication and Prejudice
  • CST 460 The Persuasive Body
  • CST 460 Performing Sexual Identity
  • CST 460 The Pursuit of Happiness:  Performing the American Dream


  • January 2017 Invited Presenter at NCDEO Conference (North Carolina Dance
    Educator’s Organization), Greensboro NC
  • January 2017 “Departures” duet performed at Meredith College Faculty Concert by dancers Sarah Adams Bean and Jonathan Leinbach
  • January 2017 Guest Artist for Black Irish premiere: GOWN, Cary Arts Center,
    Cary, NC
  • July 2016 Invited Presenter at Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro, NC; 45 minute lecture demonstration/performance, Dance and the Wise Body
  • February 2016 Now Boarding. . . Evening length performance piece created, choreographed, directed; Common Ground Theatre; part of DIDA (Durham Independent Dance Artists) 2nd season
  • February 2014 Dancing the American Diaspora:  Theories of Black Performance, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • February 2014 Paper Presentation:  Creating Modern Dance on the Backs of Black Bodies
  • June 2012 1*9*5*6* Degrees of Separation – Evening length performance piece created, choreographed, directed; Manbites Dog Theater, “Other Voices” series, Durham, NC

Awards, Grants

  • North Carolina Dance Alliance Mini-Grant:  NCDA, Raleigh, NC (2011-2012)
  • Carol Richard Memorial Fellowship:  Chapel Hill, NC  (2012)
  • Emerging Artist Grant:  Durham Arts Council, Inc., Durham, NC  (2010-2011)
  • University Marshals Teaching Recognition, UNC Greensboro, April 2006