The Sokodae: a West African Dance: ISF Monograph 7
Drid Williams was a professional dancer for thirty years before becoming a social anthropologist. She completed graduate degrees from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, in 1976. She has recently completed a book for the University of Illinois Press entitled Anthropology and The Dance: Ten Lectures (Urbana-Champaign, 2004). She has done fieldwork among Carmelite nuns, Dominican friars and the Royal BaIlet Company in England and among Aboriginal communities in Northern Queensland. She has taught at Moi University in Kenya; at the University of Sydney, Australia; and New York and Indiana Universities in the United States. She is founder of the Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement (JASHM), first published in 1980, and she is the architect of a theory of human actions called semasiology.