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Devair Jeffries

Devair Jeffries, Dean's Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Devair Jeffries, Presidential Pathways Teaching Fellow
Devair Jeffries, Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Devair Jeffries is a Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in theatre studies from Florida State University, her master’s in theatre from the University of South Carolina, and her bachelor’s in theatre performance with a minor in studio art from Winthrop University.

Jeffries’ research implements critical race and Black feminist theories to focus on contemporary African American theatre, specifically representation and racial violence. Her work has been featured in theatre, education, history, and Black studies journals, and she has presented at national and international conferences of related disciplines.

Recent productions include the docudrama One Hundred Years of Hope (2016); devised works not your doll (2018) and Macbeth, the Murderer (2020); and the one-woman show Brainwashed: Hair, A Ritual (2019).

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  • African American Theatre and Literature
  • Black Feminism
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Theatre History
  • Docudrama
  • Devised Theatre
  • Theatre of the Oppressed
  • Theatre for Social Change
  • Social Justice
  • Theories of Violence and Oppression
  • Drama and Theatre in Education
  • PhD, Florida State University (Theatre Studies)
  • MA, University of South Carolina (Theatre)
  • BA, Winthrop University (Theatre Performance)

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