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Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens

Professor of Comparative Studies


426 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Critical trauma theory
  • Critical and transformative pedagogy
  • Intersectionality theory
  • Disability studies
  • Critical psychoanalysis
  • Affect and embodiment
  • Science and technology studies


  • PhD University of California, Santa Cruz

Maurice Stevens teaches interdisciplinary cultural and technological studies theories and methods. Stevens’ research interests include critical trauma theory, critical and transformative pedagogies, intersectionality theory, disability studies, affect and embodiment, performance theory, critical psychoanalysis, and science and technology studies. Their most recent research has focused on the emergence and application of critical trauma theory in multiple clinical, social, organizational, and institutional contexts, and its development as a field. Stevens’ first book is titled Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African-American History and Identity, and they are currently working on a second book called Catastrophe’s Glow: A Critical Trauma Theory for Chaotic Times.

Stevens is particularly interested in designing interdisciplinary and engaged research methodologies, participatory leadership models, and community-driven social justice informed research and knowledge production practices. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the Pacifica Graduate Institute in the department of Depth Psychology’s Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies Program and a writing coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.