Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens

Professor, Department of Comparative Studies


  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Critical trauma theory, Critical race & legal theory, critical psychoanalysis, visual culture, critical gender studies, narrative, historiography, ethnic and American studies, semiotics

Associate Professor Maurice E. Stevens received his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and works in the areas of American, ethnic, critical gender, and cultural studies. He is particularly interested in the formation of identities in and through visual culture and performance, and in historical memory in relation to trauma theory, critical gender studies,critical race theory, psychoanalytic theory, and popular cultural performance. He has recently completed work on Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African American History and Identity (Routledge 2003).


  • American, ethnic, critical gender and culture studies
  • Liberative religious traditions and religious narratives