Jeanne Scheper

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Associate Professor & Chair, Gender and Sexuality Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., UC, Santa Barbara, English Literature
Feminist Studies Doctoral Emphasis Certificate
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, English Literature
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Humanities & Fine Arts

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

University of California, Irvine
3000 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2655
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Feminist Performance Studies; Visual Culture & Activism; Cultural Studies & Cultural Criticism; Theories of Race, Gender, & Sexuality; Transatlantic Modernisms; Critical University Studies; Militarism and Gender; Archives and Afterlives.
Academic Distinctions
Hellman Fellow, 2013-2014.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston, Women's Studies, 2005-2007
Awards and Honors
Dynamic Womxn of UCI Spotlight Award, 2015
“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. Reprinted in: Eds. Mae G. Henderson and Charlene B. Regester. The Josephine Baker Critical Reader: Selected Writings on the Entertainer and Activist. McFarland Press, 2017: 48-66.
“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" 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).
Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative 2019-20, with Dr. Wray, Dance Department

Career Development Award, UCI ADVANCE Program, 2016

Faculty Research and Travel Grant, School of Humanities, 2014

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 Dr. Wray, Dance Department, "Waltzing in the Dark: Academic Inquiry into Dance of the African Diaspora (Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild Residency)," Humanities Center, UCI, 2009.
Recently taught at UCI:

Undergraduate courses
First-year Seminar: Zines: DIY (Do-it-Yourself) World-Making
50C Gender and Popular Culture
100C Feminist Cultural Studies
100C Producing Feminist Knowledges
100C Producing Gender Transnationally
100D Queer Knowledges
120A Modern Pleasures: Bodies and Practices
120B Image Problems
120C Practices of Embodiment
157B Queer Lives and Knowledges
158B Defining Women of Color
167A Militarism and Gender

In collaboration with the UCI Libraries annual Zinefest and the Chancellor’s Arts and Culture Initiative, Illuminations, I incorporate zine-making (zines are hand-made, small distribution magazines) and visual creative production into my teaching.

"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."-Jeanne Scheper, quoted in "ZineFest", by Laura Caballero, UCI Education and Sociology.

Images from Zinefest 2015
Images from Zinefest 2016

Graduate courses
200A Feminist Knowledges & Social Change
200B Problems in Feminist Research
201 Race, Gender, and Performance
201 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
Professional Societies
Modern Language Association
Performance Studies International
Modernist Studies Association
National Women's Studies Association
Other Experience
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