Associate Professor, Department of Comparative StudiesAffiliated FacultyMaurice Stevens’ research interests include the formation of American identities in and through visual culture and performance, historical memory in relation to “trauma theory,” critical race/legal theory, critical psychoanalytic theory, and popular cultural performance. His first book is titled Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African-American History and Identity, and he is currently working on a second book called From the Past Imperfect: Towards a Critical Trauma Theory. Among Dr. Stevens’ other publications are “Subject to Counter-Memory: Disavowal and Black Manhood in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X,” Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Autumn 2002), "Phenotype(d) Embodiment in Haile Garima’s Sankofa” Black Arts Quarterly, Stanford, Stanford University Committee on Black Performing Arts, v3, n1, (Summer 1998).