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Dr. Jocelyn E. Marshall is faculty in the Departments of Visual & Media Arts and Writing, Literature, & Publishing at Emerson College. She previously was a Dissertation Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. Their interdisciplinary projects focus on contemporary U.S.-based diasporic women and LGBTQ+ artists and writers, researching relationships between historical trauma and queer and feminist activism. Her research has been supported by the Mark Diamond Research Foundation, New York Public Library, J. Burton Harter Foundation, Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory, the Trauma Research Foundation, and several home institutions and professional organizations. They have work featured or forthcoming in the Journal of American Culture, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Public Art Dialogue, and Tripwire: A Journal of Poetics, among others. She has also curated exhibitions of contemporary art, including Being In-Between | In-Between Being (UB Art Galleries, 2020-21) and Creativity in the Time of Covid-19 (Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo Game Space, and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, 2023). In 2022, they co-edited a collection on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Classroom, and in Spring 2023 edited an issue of Rutgers University’s feminist journal Rejoinder, themed “Textual-Sexual-Spiritual: Artistic Practice and Other Rituals as Queer Becoming and Beyond.” She currently co-chairs the Gender & Feminisms Caucus at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies and is a contributing editor at Art Journal Open for the Feminist Interview Project Series.



B.A., Central Washington University
M.A., Western Washington University
Ph.D., University at Buffalo