Department of Pan-African Studies
5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles
King Hall C3095
Phone (323) 343-2290
Fax (323) 343-5485
Office: King Hall C3097
Telephone: (323) 343-2297
A native of Southern California, Staci her earned BA in Theatre Arts & Dance and her MA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Womanism and Black Feminine Identity from California State University, Los Angeles. She is a theatre practitioner specializing in investigating the roles and multiple identities of African women in the Diaspora.
She has worked on stage in several Los Angeles stage productions, and is an always member of the Robey Theatre Company with whom she has been nominated for NAACP Theatre Awards. Staci has also worked in independent film, on television, as a voiceover artist, an orator, and is a poet. Also a playwright, Staci follows up her meta-theatrical solo piece, Beloved Woman, Mother, and Wifewith a short play, She, based on the artwork of Kimberly Jordan, and a full-length, Holy, Seductive Dance.
Before joining the faculty of Pan African Studies, Staci developed and facilitated a theatre program for high school students in the Pasadena Unified School District and is former adjunct faculty for the Theatre Arts & Dance department at CSULA.
In 2014, Staci was named Lecturer of the Year by the California Faculty Association at CSULA.