Maurice Stevens

Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Studies; Co-coordinator, Compartive Ethnic and American Studies Concentration

Having taught in Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of California at San Diego, Maurice E. Stevens is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies here at OSU, and an adjunct faculty member at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in the department of Depth Psychology. His B.A. is in Religion and Anthropology from Princeton University and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dr. Stevens’ research interests include: the formation and representation of identity in and through visual culture and political performance, critical trauma theory, popular cultural performance, affect and embodiment, and American, ethnic, and gender studies. His first book is titled Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African-American History and Identity, and he is currently working on a second book called From the Past Imperfect: Towards a Critical Trauma Theory.

Areas of Expertise
  • Film and Literature as Narrative Art
  • Catastrophe Narrative
  • Critical Psychoanalysis
  • Intersectionality
  • Critical Trauma Theory
  • Performance Theory
  • Race and Citizenship

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