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Drid Williams holds three post-graduate degrees from Oxford University, England, and served on the faculties of New York University; the University of Sydney; Moi University, Kenya; and United International College, Zhuhai, China. She has conducted fieldwork in England, the United States, Australia, and Kenya, and taught anthropology of the dance and human movement studies in all four countries. Her many contributions to the field include Anthropology of the Dance: Ten Lectures (2nd Edition, University of Illinois, 2004); two volumes in the series Readings in the Anthropology of Human Movement: Vol. 1, The Study of Dances, and Vol. 2, The Problem of Origins (Scarecrow Press, 1997, 2001); and a special issue of the journal Visual Anthropology titled, "The Signs of Human Action" (1996). Teaching Dancing with Ideokinetic Principles was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2011. She is the founding editor of the Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement.


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