Elaigwu

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First name: 
Elaigwu
Last name: 
Ameh
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Elaigwu Ameh is a doctoral student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.

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Elaigwu Ameh is a doctoral student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Arrupe College, University of Zimbabwe, where he was a recipient of the Arrupe College Book Prize for graduating with a First Class. Also, he holds an MA in Development Communication from the Department of Theater and Performing Arts of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. His publications include plays, poems, short stories, social commentaries and academic essays. His short story, “Vagina Protest”, won the 2010 Centre for Human Development/Ford Foundation Writing Competition (prose category), while his climate change-centered play, Climate of Change, emerged third in the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) 2011 drama contest. The play also got a production grant from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria. His research interests cut across theater for social change, human displacement, climate change, gender studies, and the linkage between performance and digital technologies.

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