The Niceties :  A Conversation with Tiffany Joseph

9/30/2018 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
4 pm

After the 2pm matinee on September 30 of The Niceties, stay for a post-show conversation with Northeastern University's Tiffany Joseph, PhD. 

Tiffany Joseph, PhD is an associate professor of Sociology and affiliated faculty in the International Affairs Program at Northeastern University. After completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Michigan, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar at Harvard University from 2011-2013. She was an assistant professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University from 2013-2018.  Her research and teaching interests explore: race, ethnicity, and migration in the Americas; the influence of immigration on the social construction of race in the U.S., immigrants' health and healthcare access; immigration and health policy, and the experiences of minority faculty in academia. Her current project explores how documentation status, race, and ethnicity influence the healthcare access and utilization of immigrants across the U.S. after comprehensive health reform in Boston. She has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, Institute for International Education Fulbright Program, Ford Foundation, and Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She is the author of Race on the Move: Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race (Stanford University Press, 2015). Her work has also been published in various peer reviewed journals. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Joseph is also a graduate of Phillips Academy-Andover and Brown University.


About The Niceties

Seating at select performances of The Niceties is limited, but seats are released every day for sale. Please call Ticketing Services at 617 266 0800 to learn about our Advanced Wait List and be upgraded to a seat automatically when it becomes available.

In this explosive story, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss a paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes a powder keg of race, history, and power, and neither woman will ever be the same. An entertaining and provocative nail-biter, written by Boston native Eleanor Burgess and directed by Broadway veteran Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), that everyone will be talking about.

Produced in association with Manhattan Theatre Club and McCarter Theatre Center

Approximate run time: The Niceties plays in approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

Eleanor Burgess“I'm thrilled to be working at the Huntington – the place where I saw my first plays as a teenager, and the place that gave me my start as a professional playwright through the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program. And I'm extra thrilled to bring this particular play to Boston. A story about academic power and liberal dogmas, about frighteningly smart people and the stories we tell ourselves about history – it's made for this city.” — Eleanor Burgess

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