Jean Graham-Jones’s research and teaching specializations include contemporary and colonial Latin American (especially Argentine) theatre and performance in addition to theories of theatre, performance, translation, and culture. Among her major publications are Exorcising History: Argentine Theater under Dictatorship (2000); Reason Obscured: Nine Plays by Ricardo Monti (ed. and trans., 2004); BAiT: Buenos Aires in Translation (ed. and trans., 2008); Timbre 4: 2 Plays by Claudio Tolcachir (ed. and trans., 2010); and Inevitably Evita: Performing Argentina’s Female Icons Before and After Eva Perón (2014). Graham-Jones is a former editor of Theatre Journal and currently serves on the editorial boards of Chasqui, Contemporary Theatre Review, Latin American Theatre Review, The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review, Performance Matters, and Theatre Journal.
A fellow at the Freie Universität’s International Research Center for Interweaving Performance Cultures (Berlin) and the President-Elect of the International Federation for Theatre Research, Graham-Jones focuses her current research on the changing roles of Buenos Aires artists in the emerging national performance networks. Her English translations of Argentinean plays have been presented in New York, Chicago, and London.