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Professor Brown researches performance and culture in the U.S. and elsewhere in the Diaspora, with a focus on vernacular expressive forms and the body. Her classes at UCR include: African American Women Intellectuals and Artists, Race and Performance and African American Literature.
Jayna Brown earned her Ph.D. at Yale University’s African American Studies Department in 2001 and has been awarded dissertation and postdoctoral Ford Foundation Fellowships as well as a Rockefeller Award for the Study of Black Culture at the Stanford Humanities Center.