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College of Arts and Sciences

Karen Jaime

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliations:
Academic focus:                
Performance studies/theories; Latina/o performance, film, and culture; spoken word poetry and hip-hop theatre/studies; critical race theory; women of color feminisms; and LGBT & queer studies
Current research project:
Book manuscript in progress: “Spittin’ At The Nuyo: Language, History, and Performance at the Nuyorican Poets Café”
Previous positions:
Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Performing and Media Arts & Latina/o Studies Program, Cornell University, 2014-2015
Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2014
Academic background:
Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University, 2013
M.A., Performance Studies, New York University, 2003
B.A., History/Spanish Literature, Cornell University, 1997
Last book read:
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman" by Jill Lepore
In your own time/when not working:
Curating and attending performance events, performing, visiting museums, watching/attending sporting events, watching foreign and independent films, cooking, and socializing
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Intro to Latina/o Studies; Spoken Word, Hip-Hop Theater and the Politics of Performance
What most excites you about Cornell:
The intellectual community and exchange between faculty and students.