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. For the 2016-2017 academic year, David received U of A and NEH-sponsored Folger Shakespeare Library grants that supported his collaborative efforts to teach Shakespeare to undergraduates and host a statewide “Diversifying Shakespeare” conference.

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 2018); “Remixing the Family: Blackness and Domesticity in Titus Andronicus” in Titus Andronicus: The State of Play (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare 2018); and “‘Shake thou to look on’t’: The White Hand in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra” in White People in Shakespeare (ed. Arthur L. Little, Jr.). He is also working on a monograph, Restaging Domesticity: The Working Souls of Shakespeare’s Black Folk, which examines the domestic labor performed by Shakespeare’s black(ened) dramatic figures. David's research and teaching interests include Shakespeare, early modern English literature, African-American literature, drama, film, race, gender, sexuality, domesticity, 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