Jordana Cox
Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
University of Florida
200 Walker Hall, P.O. Box 118030
Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
[email protected]
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2015 – 2016
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
EDUCATION
2015
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama (I.P.T.D.), Graduate
Certificate in Rhetoric and Public Culture, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois
Dissertation: “Propaganda for Democracy:” Dialogue and
Dissemination in the Federal Theatre Project’s Living Newspapers
1936-39
Committee: Robert Hariman (Chair), Professor in
Communication Studies; Tracy C. Davis, Ethel M. Barber
Professor in Performing Arts, Professor of English and
Theatre; Susan Manning, Professor of English, Theatre and
Performance Studies
2008
Honors BA with High Distinction, Philosophy (minors in Literary Studies
and Political Science), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATES
2014
Graduate Engagement Opportunities Program (seminar and practicum in
community-based scholarship), Centre for Civic Engagement,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Spring
2013
Participatory Performance for Civic Engagement, Professor Soyini
Madison, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 26 – 28 April
2013
Civic Reflection Facilitation Workshop, Center for Civic Reflection,
Chicago, Illinois, 30 – 31 May
2012 – 2013
Graduate Teaching Certificate, Searle Center for Teaching Excellence,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
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PUBLIC HUMANITIES / ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP
2014 –2015
Graduate Assistant, Center for Civic Engagement, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois
2014
Presenter, “What is experiential learning in the humanities?” Northwestern
Public Humanities Colloquium, Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, 26 April
2012 – 2015
Tutor/Guest Lecturer (Lead tutor/ Northwestern Liaison, Fall 2014 –
Spring 2015), The Odyssey Project, (liberal arts sequence for low-income
adults), Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago, Illinois
2014
Researcher/Facilitator, The Porch Project and Cities of Peace, Jane
Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago, Illinois
2014
Planning Committee Member, The Scholar in Public, Northwestern
University Public Humanities Conference, Evanston, Illinois, 16 May
2014
Dramaturg and Production Coordinator, Living Newspapers Festival for
The Left Front: Radical Art in the Red Decade, Block Museum,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 3 and 5 April
2011 – 2014
Graduate Fellow, The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life,
(three-year interdisciplinary, student-directed service-learning program),
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
2013
Graduate Volunteer, Civically-Engaged Alumni Panel: Careers in
Humanities, Center for Civic Engagement, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois, 23 April
2010
Dramaturg, The American Pilot, Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, 29 January – 7 February
2008-09
Metcalf Foundation Intern Dramaturg, Great Canadian Theatre Company,
Ottawa, Ontario
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2013
2011-14
2008-09
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School of Communication Graduate Research Ignition Grant,
Northwestern University
Graduate Fellowship, Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life,
Northwestern University
Performing Arts Grant for Professional Development Internship in
Dramaturgy, Metcalf Foundation (funding for 12 months)
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2007-08
2006-07
2005-06
2004-05
Regents In-Course Scholarship, University of Toronto
Walter Theodore Brown Scholarship, University of Toronto
Pauline A. Thompson Scholarship, University of Toronto
Katherine St. John Entrance Scholarship, University of Toronto
PUBLICATIONS
Chapters in edited volumes:
In Press
Bosher, Kathryn and Jordana Cox. “Professional Tragedy: The Case of
Medea in Chicago.” In Greek Drama in the Americas: An Oxford
Handbook in Classics and Ancient History. Kathryn Bosher, Fiona
Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rankine, editors. Oxford:
Oxford University Press.
Forthcoming Cox, Jordana. “‘Dialogue Makes a Difference:’ Open Secularism and
2016
Repertoires of Public Deliberation in the Bouchard-Taylor Commission.”
In Rethinking the Secular: Performance, Religion, and the Public Sphere.
Milija Gluhovic and Jisha Menon, editors. London: Palgrave.
Manuscripts in progress:
Present
Cox, Jordana. “The phantom public, the haunted stage:” figuring the
public in three F.T.P. Living Newspapers.
For public audiences:
2014
Dramaturgical Note, program for Living Newspapers Festival for The Left
Front: Radical Art in the Red Decade, Block Museum, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois, 3 and 5 April.
2010
Dramaturgical Note, program for The American Pilot, Ethel M. Barber
Theater, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 29 January – 7
February.
CONFERENCE ACTIVITY
Papers Presented
2014
“I’m no actor:” The Little Man and the Loudspeaker in “…one-third of a
nation…” “Doing Something” Working Session, American Society for
Theatre Research, Baltimore, Maryland, 22 November.
2014
“The Little Man and the Loudspeaker: Dialogue and Dissemination in the
Federal Theatre Project’s Living Newspapers.” Rhetoric Society of
America, San Antonio, Texas, 24 May.
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2013
“ ‘To Hell With Both:’ The news and theatrical time in the Federal
Theatre Project’s Living Newspapers.” Performance Studies International.
Palo Alto, California, 28 June.
2013
“All the news that’s fit to play: the news and the real in Injunction
Granted.” “Upsurges of the Real” Working Session, Canadian Association
for Theatre Research, Victoria, British Columbia, 4 June.
2011
“Face-to-Face: The Secular and Public Deliberation in the BouchardTaylor Commission.” “Rethinking the Secular” Working Session,
American Society for Theatre Research, Montreal, Québec, 19 November.
2011
with Kathryn Bosher, “Venus Orta Mari and Other Fantastic Advice.”
Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn, Open University,
Milton Keynes, U.K., 20 June.
2010
“Governing the Stage: Shadow Politics at the African Theatre.” Culture,
Politics, and the Dilemmas of African-American Citizenship in the
Antebellum U.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 23 May.
Juried Institutes and Symposia
2014
A Lived Practice Symposium: An international conference on art and
social practice, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 6 – 8
November.
2013
Summer Institute Cologne: Techniques of Imagination – New
Perspectives in Historiography of Art, Media Culture, and Theatre,
Cologne, University of Cologne, Germany, 11 – 17 July.
2013
Rethinking the Relationship Between Rhetoric and Democracy, Rhetoric
Society of America Summer Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence,
Kansas, 7 – 9 June.
COURSES TAUGHT
Undergraduate
2015
Public Humanities Seminar, undergraduate seminar, Honors Program,
University of Florida (co-taught with Sophia K. Acord), Spring
2013
The Staged Self: History of Western Theatrical Practice 17th C – Modern
Era, Upper-Level Survey, Department of Theatre, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois, (Instructor of Record), Fall
2012
Stranger than Fiction: 20th C. Documentary Theatre, Freshman Seminar,
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Department of Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, (Instructor of Record), Winter and Spring
2011
Classics and the Cinema, Upper-level Survey, Department of Classics,
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, (TA), Winter
2010
Theatre in Context: Introduction to Theatre, Freshman Survey,
Department of Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, (TA),
Fall
Graduate
2014
Communication, Management, Ethics, Master of Science in
Communication Program, School of Communication, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois, (TA), Summer
ACADEMIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION
2012-13
A.B.D. Representative to the I.P.T.D. Executive Committee, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois
2011-12
Referee, Mary Poole Emerging Scholar in Theatre Award, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois
Chair, Graduate Resources Committee, American Society for Theatre
Research Graduate Caucus
2010
Graduate Volunteer, Classicizing Chicago Conference, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois, 21 – 22 May
2007-08
Asst. to the Dean of Students, Woodsworth College, University of
Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2006-08
Residence Don, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, Toronto,
Ontario
2006
Student Representative, Victoria College Endowment for the Performing
Arts Grants Committee, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
Zayd Dohrn, Asst. Professor, Department of Radio/ Television/ Film, Northwestern
University, Evanston, Illinois, March 2012 – December 2013
Kathryn Bosher, Asst. Professor, Department of Classics, Northwestern University,
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Evanston, Illinois, March – June 2012
Kathryn P. Morgan, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, May – August 2008
LANGUAGES
English (native speaking, writing, reading)
French (working knowledge speaking, reading, writing)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Society for Theatre Research, Rhetoric Society of America, Imagining
America
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