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J M de Leon

Adjunct Instructor
(212) 992-6306
1 Wash Pl, Room 412

Office Hours
Tuesday 2-3

J de Leon’s work can be found in Trans Studies Quarterly’s special issue Queer Futures, and in the anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter Press, 2021). J is currently the Director of Engagement at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, where they are a co-founder of the NYU Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Working Group. Their dissertation, “Let Me Listen to Me”: The Politics and Aesthetics of Self-Indulgence” received the Monroe Lippmann Memorial Award for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation at New York University. They received a 2016-2017 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Ethical Subjects,” as part of the John E. Sawyer Seminar at the Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University. They were also a 2013-2014 Graduate Research Fellow at NYU’s Humanities Initiative, and a 2009-2013 Corrigan Fellow in Performance Studies. They were Managing Director of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory from 2010-2011. Prior to arriving in New York, J studied and worked offstage in theater in Los Angeles and was co-founder of the theater company Explosions in Act Two, Inc., which exclusively produced one-act plays. Photo credit: Erin Conger

Teaching and Research Interests

Self-indulgence, queer theory and queer of color critique, performance art, music videos, poetry, science fiction and fantasy, manifestos

J M de Leon