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Katie Brewer Ball

Assistant Professor of Theater

Theater Studios, 111

Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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BA Occidental College
MA New York University
PHD New York University

Katie Brewer Ball

Katie Brewer Ball (KBB) is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the Theater Department & affiliated Faculty in Feminst, Gender, Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University where they previously held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities. Brewer Ball earned their PhD in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Their research focuses on performance, visual culture, Black and Indigenous aesthetics, feminist theory, queer studies, and psychoanalysis. Brewer Ball' first book project, The Only Way Out: The Racial & Sexual Performance of Escape, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. They are working on a new project about art criticism and colonialism. In addition to teaching, Brewer Ball curates Adult Contemporary and publishes creative non-fiction.

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