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Devair Jeffries

CLAHS Dean's Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Affiliated Faculty in Theater and Cinema


Degrees and/or credentials

  • B.A., Theatre Performance- Winthrop University 
  • M.A., Theatre History; Cognate, Art History - University of South Carolina
  • Ph.D.,Theatre Studies- Florida State University
  • Presidential Pathways Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow- Virginia Tech


  • Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Administration

Subject areas / Areas of expertise

  • Contemporary African Theater with a specialization in stereotypes of Black people
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Black Feminism
  • Theatre
  • Cinema

Courses I regularly teach

  • Acting Lab
  • Contemporary African American Theatre

Additional details about myself

  • “Even though I am not first gen my parents were, they were the first in their families to finish college, so oftentimes I can help direct students towards resources even though I myself am not first gen.”