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Dr. Jesse Njus

Adjunct Faculty - Theatre History

Department of Theatre

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Department of Theatre

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Jesse Njus teaches graduate and undergraduate theatre history for VCUarts Theatre. She has previously taught at Fordham University (English Department) and NYU (Tisch Drama), and she spent two years as an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at UC-Santa Barbara (joint appointment in English and Theatre). Jesse specializes in medieval performance and the “Global Middle Ages,” and she has published articles in journals including Theatre Journal, Fifteenth-Century Studies, and Church History as well as the Routledge edited collection Food and Theatre on the World Stage. She recently directed As You Like It for SALT at VCU. 

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