Assistant Professor, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation
Core Member, LGBTQIA
iCubed Visiting Scholar
Julian Kevon Glover is an assistant professor of Dance + Choreography, an Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation Core Member, and an LGBTQIA iCubed visiting scholar. She is currently a Franke Fellow at Northwestern’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and her work appears in publications including Harvard Kennedy School’s LGBTQ Policy Journal; American Quarterly; Souls: A Critical Journal of Back Politics, Culture and Society; and Text and Performance Quarterly. She was also recently inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University. Her dissertation is a performance ethnography of the experiences of transgender women in the ballroom scene across Chicago, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Glover is an advisory board member of the TransLife Center—a program of the Chicago House and Social Service Agency designed to provide transgender and gender nonconforming people with access to housing, employment opportunities and healthcare. She has also worked for several national progressive nonprofit organizations including the National LGBTQ Task Force, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. She has a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Northwestern University, and holds an MPA from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Glover earned a BS in speech communications with a double minor in music (cello performance) and sociology (emphasis on gender and sexuality) from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.