James Brashear

PhD '16


James McMaster is a PhD student in Performance Studies at NYU where his work takes queer, trans, and crip Asian American cultural production as a set of sites through which to study ethico-political survival practices of radical self-care that navigate complicity and coalition under neoliberalism. James currently serves as the managing editor for TDR: The Drama Review and is part of the editorial collective for Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory. He has held teaching appointments at both Muhlenberg College and the University of Texas at Austin. Also a poet, devised theatre maker, and dramaturg, he has performed, presented, and collaborated on work in Texas and across the northeastern United States at venues such as the Vortex Theatre, the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.


New York University

PhD Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Mills College

Master of Fine Arts - Electronic Music: Intermedia

Oakland, California


San Francisco State University

Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing: Poetry

San Francisco, California


Brown University

Bachelor of Arts - Literature and Society

Providence, Rhode Island