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Katherine Brewer Ball

Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater



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BA Occidental College
MA New York University
PHD New York University

Katherine Brewer Ball

Katherine Brewer Ball is Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the Theater Department/African American Studies at Wesleyan University where she previously held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities. Brewer Ball earned her PhD in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Her research focuses on performance, visual culture, Black, Indigenous and Latinx aesthetics, feminist theory, queer studies, and psychoanalysis. Brewer Ball is currently working on her first book project, The Only Way Out is In: The Queer & Minoritarian Performance of Escape, and conducting research for a new project on contemporary Alaska Native art and performance. In addition to teaching, Brewer Ball curates art events and publishes creative non-fiction.

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Fall 2017
THEA 266 - 01
Black Performance Theory

THEA 364 - 01
Friendship and Collaboration

THEA 427 - 03
Performance Practice A

THEA 431 - 03
Performance Practice B

Spring 2018
THEA 235 - 01
Writing On and As Performance

THEA 302 - 01
Contemporary Theater: Theories

THEA 431 - 02
Performance Practice B