Gazed At: Stories of a Mortal Body

Wednesday, February 12

UNCW Communication Studies Professor Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock presents her one-woman show “Gazed At: Stories of a Mortal Body” at 7 p.m. in Leutze 125 (Studio Black Box Stage) Feb. 12 and 13.

Born with spastic cerebral palsy, Scott-Pollock performs the autobiographical show to provide a nuanced and sophisticated investigation of disability and identity.

A faculty member since 2010, Scott-Pollock is a past recipient of a Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award; a Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award; and a YWCA Women of Achievement Award. She teaches qualitative research and autoethnography, the study of culture through critically examining one’s own stories. She also directs Just Us: Performance Troupe for Social Justice, which started as an applied learning initiative for a 2016 storytelling course.

The show is directed by Professor of Communications Studies Frank Trimble and both performances are free and open to the public.