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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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Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Devair Jeffries is a Dean's Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre Studies at Florida State University, M.A., in Theatre from the University of South Carolina, and B.A. in Theatre Performance with a minor in Studio Art from Winthrop University. Her research implements critical race and Black feminist theories to focus on contemporary African American theatre, specifically representation and racial violence which has been featured in theatre, education, history, and Black studies journals, as well as presented at national and international conferences of related disciplines. Recent productions include docudrama One Hundred Years of Hope (2016), devised works not your doll (2018) and Macbeth, the Murderer (2020), and one-woman show Brainwashed: Hair, A Ritual (2019).

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  • African American Theatre & 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 & Oppression, Drama & Theatre in Education
  • PhD, Florida State University (Theatre Studies)
  • MA, University of South Carolina (Theatre)
  • BA, Winthrop University (Theatre Performance)

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