Jayna Brown


Areas of Specialization:

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.

Select Accomplishments:

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.

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