David Sterling Brown

About David Sterling Brown

David Sterling Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona (U of A) where he teaches Shakespeare and early modern English literature. In addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a 2016-2018 Duke University SITPA Scholar, he is a graduate of New York University’s English and American Literature program and he was the first Trinity College (CT) alumnus to hold the Ann Plato Fellowship. At Trinity, David served as a faculty member in the English Department where he designed and taught an interdisciplinary early modern English drama/African-American literature course titled “(Early) Modern Literature: Crossing the Color-Line,” which is also the name of his 2016 Radical Teacher article that explores how instructors can use their scholarly interests to transcend identity politics and construct a methodology and pedagogy that intricately connects the academic to the personal and experiential. David was also a 2013-2014 Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar; and in 2016 he received two U of A Summer Faculty Stipends for curricular innovation.


His forthcoming scholarly essays include: “Is Black so Base a Hue?”: Black Life Matters in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus” in Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies (Palgrave Macmillan); and “Remixing the Family: Alternative Configurations in Titus Andronicus” in Titus Andronicus: The State of Play (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare). He is also working on a monograph, Shakespeare’s Tragic Households, which examines the domestic spaces in Shakespeare’s tragedies. David's research and teaching interests include Shakespeare, early modern English literature, African-American literature, drama, film, race, gender, sexuality, households, and the family.


Radical Teacher Article Link: http://radicalteacher.library.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/radicalteacher/article/download/255/190


Research Interests

Shakespeare, early modern English literature, African-American literature, drama, performance, film, race, gender, sexuality, and the family.

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David Sterling Brown
Assistant Professor
Telephone: (520) 626-0771
Fax: (520) 621-7397
Office: ML474
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences