David Sterling Brown

University of Arizona

headshot-david-brownDavid Sterling Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona (UA) where he teaches Shakespeare and early modern English literature. In addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a 2016-2018 Duke University SITPA Scholar, he is a graduate of New York University’s English and American Literature program and he was the first Trinity College (CT) alumnus to hold the Ann Plato Fellowship. At Trinity, David served as a faculty member in the English Department where he designed and taught an interdisciplinary early modern English/African-American literature course entitled “(Early) Modern Literature: Crossing the Color-Line,” which is also the title of his Radical Teacher article that explores how instructors can use their scholarly interests to transcend identity politics and construct a methodology and pedagogy that intricately connects the academic to the personal and experiential.

David was a 2013-2014 Consortium for Faculty Diversity Scholar; and in 2016 he received two UA Summer Faculty Stipends for curricular innovation.​ His in-progress articles include: “Is Black So Base a Hue?”: Black Life Matters in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus,” forthcoming in Early Modern Black Studies; “Becoming the Bottom: Breeding and Feeding in Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens”; and “Remixing the Family: Alternative Configurations in Titus Andronicus.” His in-progress monograph, Shakespeare’s Tragic Households, examines the domestic spaces in Shakespeare’s cycle of tragedy. David’s research and teaching interests include early modern English literature, African-American literature, drama, film, race, gender, sexuality, and the family.