Wesleyan portrait of Katie  Brewer Ball

Katie Brewer Ball

Assistant Professor of Theater

Theater Studios, 111

Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Assistant Professor, African American Studies

Theater Studios,


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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 African American Studies and 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 is currently working on their first book project, The Only Way Out: The Racial & Sexual Performance of Escape, and conducting research for a new project on art criticism and colonialism. In addition to teaching, Brewer Ball curates Adult Contemporary and publishes creative non-fiction.

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Spring 2023: Tuesdays 4-5 or by appointment.


Spring 2023
THEA 150 - 01
Intro to Performance Studies

THEA 364 - 01
Friendship and Collaboration