Jennifer DeVere Brody

Jennifer DeVere Brody

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Fine Arts Research

Competition: US & Canada

Jennifer DeVere Brody was educated at Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2011 to Chair the Department of Theater and Performance Studies. She held the Weinberg College Professorship at Northwestern University and taught in African American Studies at Duke University. Her research has been supported by the Royal Society for Theatre Research, the Ford and Mellon Foundations and she won the Monette/Horwitz Prize for Independent Research Against Homophobia. Her books, both published by Duke University Press, include Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity and Victorian Culture (1998) and Punctuation: Art, Politics and Play (2008). She teaches classes on race, sexuality, black feminist and queer theory, visual culture and film. She served as President of the Women and Theater Association, on the Board of Women and Performance, and is the co-Editor of GLQ. Her essays and reviews appear in many edited collections and journals including Signs, Callaloo, Screen, Theater Journal and TDR. She worked with Nick Boggs to re-publish James Baldwin’s Little Man, Little Man (2018). She is writing, “Moving Stones: The Art of Edmonia Lewis, a book on race, sculpture and performance.

Photo Credit: Photography by Lava Thomas

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