Assistant Professor Wind Dell Woods discusses the intersection of the two things he loves most.

When we caught up with Wind Dell Woods over the summer, he was stuck at home with his wife and 5-month-old daughter—and he didn’t seem to mind one bit. “It’s kind of nice being locked down,” he said. Though Woods didn’t start on his Ph.D. until his mid-30s, his work fuses two lifelong interests: theater and hip-hop. We asked him about his artistic inspirations, teaching theater during the coronavirus pandemic, and what he loves (and doesn’t) about Hamilton.