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Stacy Holman Jones bio

Performance Studies, Feminist and Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, and Qualitative Methods

Ph.D. 2001, University of Texas at Austin

Office: MZ 350 
Phone: (818) 677-5380

Stacy Holman Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and co-director of the CSUN Performance Ensemble.

Her teaching focuses on using performance studies and critical approaches to acknowledge, address, and embrace difference and social change. She is the recipient of several teaching and mentoring awards, including the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award. Her research focuses broadly on how performance constitutes socially, culturally, and politically resistive and transformative activity; how gender and desirous identities are created, made known, and negotiated; and how the work of feminism gets done in and though interpretive methods, especially cultural critique, critical auto/ethnography, and performative writing. She is the author of Kaleidoscope Notes: Writing Women’s’Music and Organizational Culture and Torch Singing: Performing Resistance and Desire from Edith Piaf to Billie Holiday and a co-editor (with Carolyn Ellis and Tony E. Adams) of the forthcoming Handbook of Autoethnography.

Dr. Holman Jones received her BA in Distributed Studies from Iowa State University (1988), her MA in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento (1996) and her PhD in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Performance Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.