Julian Glover

Julian K. Glover, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Julian Kevon Glover, Ph.D., is an academic, activist and performer who graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, holds an MPA from Indiana University's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and earned a doctorate in African-American Studies from Northwestern University. Their research focuses on Black/brown queer cultural formations, performance, ethnography, embodied knowledge and performance theory. They were awarded a Franke Fellowship at Northwestern’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and their work appears in journals including American Quarterly, the Harvard Kennedy School LGBTQ Policy Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly, Souls and Text & Performance Quarterly. In 2019, she was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University and is a longtime member of the ballroom scene. They have also worked with the Grammy award-winning Swedish singer Robyn and appeared in the music video for the title track of her 2018 album Honey. A classically trained cellist, their creative work is multidisciplinary and engages sonic, visual, affective, written and kinesthetic registers with the aim of bringing viewers into critical dialogue with themselves towards psychic, spiritual and interpersonal transformation.