Stephanie Batiste

portrait of Stephanie Batiste
Associate Director, Advisory Council Member, Center for Black Studies Research (2022-2023); Mentor, Brilliance Program (2022-2023); Professor, Professor, English Department

Dr. Stephanie Leigh Batiste is an Associate Professor of Black Studies and English at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she is also Affiliate Professor in the Departments of Theater and Dance and Comparative Literature. Dr. Batiste served as the Acting Chair of the UCSB Black Studies Department from 2011-2012, was a Co-PI on the Consortium for Black Studies programming and research grant from 2015-2018, and currently serves as the Director of the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative. She is co-editor of the NYU Press Book Series Performance and American Cultures.