Jean Graham-Jones’s research and teaching specializations include contemporary and colonial Latin American (especially Argentine) theatre and performance in addition to theories of theatre, performance, translation, and culture. Among her major publications are Exorcising History: Argentine Theater under Dictatorship (2000); Reason Obscured: Nine Plays by Ricardo Monti (ed. and trans., 2004); BAiT: Buenos Aires in Translation (ed. and trans., 2008); Timbre 4: 2 Plays by Claudio Tolcachir (ed. and trans., 2010); and Inevitably Evita: Performing Argentina’s Female Icons Before and After Eva Perón (forthcoming, 2014). She has published articles in numerous journals in the field, among them Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, Latin American Theatre Review, Tramoya, and Gestos. Graham-Jones is a former editor of Theatre Journal and currently serves on the editorial boards of Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, Theatre Research International, Chasqui, the Mercurian, and Contemporary Theatre Review.
A fellow at the Freie Universität’s International Research Center for Interweaving Performance Cultures (Berlin), Graham-Jones is currently focusing her research on theatrical responses to Argentina’s socioeconomic crisis and the changing roles of Buenos Aires artists in the emerging national performance networks. Her English translations of Argentinean plays have been presented in New York, Chicago, and London.