Jeanne Scheper

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Associate Professor, 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
University of California, Irvine
3000 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2655
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
feminist performance studies; militarism and gender; archives and afterlives; visual culture & activism; cultural studies; theories of race, gender, & sexuality; critical approaches to transatlantic modernisms/modernity; student debt; feminist pedagogy.
Academic Distinctions
Hellman Fellow, 2013-2014.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston, Women's Studies, 2005-2007
"The Specter and the Speculative: Afterlives and Archives in the African Diaspora,"
edited with Mae G. Henderson and Gene Melton II. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, forthcoming.
“Zine Pedagogies: Students as Critical Makers,”
Radical Teacher (Spring 2023): 20-32.
“‘We Want Humanity to Advance Further’: An Interview with Dr. Anwah Nagia, Al Kaaf Human Rights Centre and Palestine Museum, Cape Town, South Africa,” with Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, National Political Science Review 20, no. 1 (2019): 174-182.
“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.
“‘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).
Professional Societies
Modern Language Association
Performance Studies International
Modernist Studies Association
National Women's Studies Association
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