Wesleyan portrait of Katherine  Brewer Ball

Katherine 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

Katherine Brewer Ball

Katherine Brewer Ball 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 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 and Indigenous aesthetics, feminist theory, queer studies, and psychoanalysis. Brewer Ball is currently working on her first book project, The Only Way Out: The Racial & Sexual Performance of Escape, and conducting research for a new project on contemporary Alaska Native art and performance. In addition to teaching, Brewer Ball curates Adult Contemporary and publishes creative non-fiction.

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Spring 2020: Mondays 3-5 or by appointment.


Fall 2021
THEA 150F - 01
Intro Performance (FYS)

THEA 216 - 01
Performance Curation