Jordache Ellapen

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0994
  • Office: 256 PLC
  • Office Hours: MW 1-2:30 spring term
  • Interests: Black Queer Studies/Queer African Studies/Queer of Color Critique, Aesthetic practices of Africa and the African diaspora, Visual Culture, Cinema Studies, Race and Racial Formations, Diaspora Studies


  • 2015 Ph.D. (American Studies) Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  • 2008 MA (Cinema Studies) New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, USA
  • 2006 MA (Dramatic Art) University of the Witwatersand, South Africa
  • 2004 BA (Dramatic Art) University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Research Interests

  • Queer of Color Critique | Black Queer Studies | Queer African Studies
  • Race and Racial Formations
  • Diaspora and Transnational Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Visual Culture Studies | Cinema Studies | Aesthetic Practices of Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Afro-Asian Queer and Feminist Aesthetic Practices
  • Postcolonial Studies | Critical Theory
  • Black Studies | Black Sexual Cultures


  • Theorizing Global Blackness and the African Diaspora
  • South African Cinema: Race and the Politics of Representation
  • Black American Cinema: An Introduction