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Daphne Brooks is a 53-years-old Unknown Professor from the United States of America. her estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read her life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Daphne Brooks was born on 16 November 1968 in United States of America. let’s check out the Daphne’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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One of Brooks’s research interests is exploring the significance of performance in the expression of black subjectivity. Brooks’ definition of performance studies:

“To me, performance studies is a discipline that enables you to radically contextualize how we think about the production of culture and, as a black feminist scholar it enables me to think about the body and the corporeal as being central to our understanding of cultural production. So, what is performance studies? It’s thinking about embodiment as somehow enriching our understanding of text”.

White audiences of the 19th and 20th centuries often perceived aspects of African American experience to be shaped by the perspective of white subjectivity, as their education was given and thus influenced by institutions led mostly by white people.

Brooks describes Brown’s performance of his “traveling entrapment” in the box as “a metaphor of physical resistance to the antebellum period’s rigorous literal and figurative colonization of black bodies”. “Literal colonization” is the institution’s enslavement of Brown’s body and “figurative colonization” is its simultaneous deprivation of his subjectivity. Brown begins to undergo his “self-making” process when the inevitable enslavement of his family evoked his desire for liberation and self-determination.

Bodies in Dissent is generally praised to have given a rich account of how African Americans use performance to express resistance against oppression by the white-dominant institution during the 19th and 20th centuries. Nevertheless, critic Sinéad Moynihan argues that Brooks fails to “demarcate the exact limits of the term “performance””, which threatens to “render (the study) both everything and nothing”. The book won The Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship on African American Performance from ASTR.

Jeff Buckley’s Grace is a short non-fiction that examines Jeff Buckley’s musical development from his early career to the release of his only full-length studio album. Brooks discovered Buckley’s music while in graduate school. The inspiration of Jeff Buckley’s Grace comes from Brooks’ amusement at the white artist’s ability to sing like different artists at different times: “I was amazed that this young, stunningly handsome white guy from Southern California could sing like Nina Simone one minute and sound like Robert Plant the next”.


Brooks received a BA in English from University of California, Berkeley and an MA and a PhD (June 1997) in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Daphne Brooks (born 1968) is professor of African American studies and Theater Studies at Yale University. She specializes in African American literary cultural performance studies, especially 19th century and trans-Atlantic culture. She is a rock music lover and has attributed her research interests in black performance to being a fan of rock music since a very young age.

Brooks was born in Redwood City, CA in 1968. Her parents moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1950. Brooks’ father earned a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Education at the University of California. Brooks is the youngest of three children: her brother is seventeen years older and her sister is ten years older.


She has written two books, Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850–1910 (Duke University Press, 2006) and Jeff Buckley’s Grace (Continuum, 2005). She is currently working on her third book, titled Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures- from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium (Harvard University Press).

Brooks believes that black experience is shaped less by whites but by black radicalism. She ascribes black performance to a comprehensive understanding of black cultural production. In her book, Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850–1910, Brooks describes how, in the performance of The escape, A leap for freedom, the black protagonist William Wells Brown performs acts that both figuratively and explicitly resists the repressive institution. As the performing body embodies black radicalism itself, performance studies to Brooks is a significant way of understanding black cultural production.

Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850–1910 (Duke University Press, 2006) is Brooks’ major work on performance studies. The book seeks to explore the way black protagonists embody African American experiences as they assert subjectivity by resisting the racial institution and creating black identities through performance.

One chapter of the book- “The Escape Artist”- examines Henry Box Brown’s performance of his escape from slavery. Brown was a slave in Virginia before he escaped to the free state of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850 by shipping himself in a box in which he hid for 27 hours. He wrote a narrative, Narrative of the life of Henry Box Brown, on his early life and his extraordinary escape from slavery. He was later invited to give stage performances of his escape story in England.

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Age (2021)53 Years
Birthplace University of California
Date Of Birth16 November 1968
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