Joy Brooke Fairfield

Assistant Professor of Theatre
(901) 843-3937

Joy Brooke Fairfield joins the Department of Theatre as Assistant Professor. Dr. Fairfield just received her Ph.D. in the department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford University where she won the Charles M. Lyons award for outstanding dissertation for her manuscript "Fugitive Intimacies: The Unsettling Vows of Queer Wedlock Performance." She received her MA from New York University and her BA from Harvard University and her teaching interests include Performance Studies, Queer and Trans Theory, Feminist Theories and Methods, History of Theatre and Performance, Political and Protest Performance, Playwriting/Screenwriting, Acting, and Directing.

Education

Ph.D. in Performance Studies (Stanford);
MA in Performance Studies (NYU);
BA (Harvard)