Jeanne Scheper

Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, English Literature

Feminist Studies Doctoral Emphasis Certificate, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, English Literature

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Liberal Arts & Studio Arts

Phone: 949-824-2376
Fax: 949-824-7006

University of California, Irvine
3216 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2655
Irvine, CA 92697

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Feminist Performance Studies and Visual Culture; Cultural Studies; Theories of Race, Gender, & Sexuality; Transatlantic Modernism
Hellman Fellow, 2013-2014.

Consortium in Literature, Theory, and Culture Dissertation Award.

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

Pearl Butler Evans Award for a Scholarly Essay in African American Literature.
Appointments Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston, Women's Studies, 2005-2007
Publications BOOK

"Moving Performances: Divas, Iconicity, and Remembering the Modern Stage"
(Rutgers University Press, December 2016).
“Mortgaged Minds: Faculty-in-Debt and Redlining Higher Education," Radical Teacher, Winter 2017: 32-44.
  “Lesbians Bait the Military: The L[ast] Word on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’?” Feminist Media Studies 14.3 (July 2014). Available online: Taylor and Francis
  “The New Negro Flâneuse in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand,” African American Review 42.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2008).
  “‘The Importance of Objective Analysis’ on Gays in the Military: A Response to Elaine Donnelly’s Constructing the Co-Ed Military,” (with Nathaniel Frank, Aaron Belkin, and Gary Gates), Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy 15.2 (2008): 419-448.
  “‘Of La Baker, I am a Disciple’: The Diva Politics of Reception,” Camera Obscura 65 (2007): 72-101.
  “Visualize Academic Labor in the 1990s: Inventing an Activist Archive in Santa Barbara,” Feminist Studies 31.3 (Fall 2005): 557-569.
  “‘Take Black or White’: Libby Holman’s Sound,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, 9.2.18 (1998): 95-117.
  Book Review
“Going Public: The Gendered Rhetorics of Suffrage, Nation, War, and Empire in the Making of Queer Citizens (1890-1928),” Review of Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain by Deborah Cohler, The Journal of Lesbian Studies, 15.1-5 (2011): 258-263.
"House on Fire: Baltimore as Epistemology" in the School of Humanities Fall Magazine, special issue on Body & Wellness. Fall 2016.
  “Feasting on Technologies of Recycling in the Jurassic,” Interview with David Wilson, founder of the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, CA. Special Issue on Cultural Recycling, Other Voices: The eJournal of Cultural Criticism, 3.1 (2007).
Grants ADVANCE Award, New Scholars Program Grant, Elsevier Foundation, 2010 & 2011

Assessment Grant, Division of Undergraduate Education, 2010

Research Grant, Academic Senate Council on Research Computing and Libraries (CORCL), 2010
Faculty Collaborative Grant with Sheron Wray, Dance Department, "Waltzing in the Dark: Academic Inquiry into Dance of the African Diaspora (Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild Residency)," Humanities Center, UCI, 2009.
Summer Grant, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, with Prof. Maryse Condé, 2004.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship,Interdisciplinary Humanities Center , UCSB, Winter 2002.
Berkeley Summer Research Institute, with Prof. Leo Bersani and Prof. Judith Butler, 1999.
Recently taught at UCI:

Undergraduate courses
Image Problems
Queer Lives and Knowledges
Defining Women of Color
Feminist Cultural Studies
Gender and Popular Culture
Militarism and Gender
Modern Pleasures: Bodies and Practices
Producing Feminist Knowledges
Producing Gender Transnationally
First-year Seminar: Zines: DIY (Do-it-Yourself) World-Making

In collaboration with the UCI Libraries annual Zinefest and the Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative, Illuminations, I have incorporated zine-making and visual creative production into several of my undergraduate classes.

"Knowledge isn't something that should be possessed and kept locked up. It is to be shared, copied, and repurposed for others, it's about community building."--Dr. Scheper
See "ZineFest", by Laura Caballero, UCI Education and Sociology.

Images from Zinefest 2015
Images from Zinefest 2016

Graduate courses
Feminist Knowledges
Race, Gender, and Performance
Queer[ing] Archives

On collaboration with UCI Special Collections, see:"Queer[ing] Archives Seminar" in UCI Libraries Update 2016 by Kelly Spring, Archivist for Special Collections
Modern Language Association
Performance Studies International
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Modernist Studies Association
American Studies Association
National Women's Studies Association
Other Experience Managing Editor
Camera Obscura 1998—2002

Research Director
Palm Center 2007—2008

Writer, Cave Dogs
A shadow performance group 1998—2004

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