Communication Studies

Stacy Holman Jones bio

Stacy Holman Jones

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 a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She is currently serving as the Department’s Associate Chair, Graduate Director, 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. 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 recipient of several research and teaching awards, including the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award. She is the author of Kaleidoscope Notes: Writing Women’s’Music and Organizational Culture (AltaMira) and Torch Singing: Performing Resistance and Desire from Edith Piaf to Billie Holiday (AltaMira) and co-author of the forthcoming Autoethnography (Oxford). She is co-editor (with Carolyn Ellis and Tony E. Adams) of the Handbook of Autoethnography (Left Coast Press) and Storying Home: Place, Identity, Exile (with Devika Chalwa, Lexington Press). Her work has also been published in Text and Perforamnce Quarterly, Cultural Studies<->Critical Methodologies, Qualitative Inquiry, Liminalities, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Dr. Holman Jones is editor of the journal Departures in Critical Qualitative Research published by UCPress.

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.