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Jean Graham-Jones
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8873
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Graham-Jones is the Lucille Lortel Professor of Theatre, Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures, and Comparative Literature. Her research and teaching specializations include contemporary and colonial Latin American (especially Argentinean) theatre and performance in addition to theatre, performance, cultural, and translation theories; and she has translated into English some two dozen plays by Argentinean artists. Major publications include Exorcising History: Argentine Theater under Dictatorship (2000, pub. in Spanish trans. as Exorcisar la historia, 2018), 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 Evita, Inevitably: Performing Argentina’s Female Icons Before and After Eva PerĂ³n (2014). Professor Graham-Jones is President (2015-19) of the International Federation for Theatre Research and is a former editor of Theatre Journal.  She is currently preparing two book-length projects: an edited volume of performance scripts, interviews, and other texts on the work of Buenos Aires theatre artist Lola Arias, and a monographic study of the challenges in contemporary performance translation, based on her experiences as a scholar, translator, director, and actor. Professor Graham-Jones was most recently seen performing in the world premiere of Terry Galloway’sThe Ugly Girl at the 2014 Disability and Deaf Arts (DADA) Festival in Liverpool.