2024 Duffy Lecture: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins in Conversation with Chanté Mouton Kinyon


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The Department of English is pleased to announce that its 2024 Joseph M. Duffy Lecturer is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. A conversation between Jacobs-Jenkins and Chanté Mouton Kinyon, assistant professor of English, will take place on Wednesday, April 24.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright and producer and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. Recent theatre credits include Appropriate (currently running on Broadway), The Comeuppance (Signature Theatre), Girls (Yale Rep), Everybody (Signature Theatre), War (Yale Rep; Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience), and Neighbors (The Public Theater). He was showrunner, executive producer, and writer for HULU/FX’s drama series, Kindred, based on Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking novel. He currently teaches at Yale University and serves as vice president of the Dramatists Guild council and on the boards of Soho Rep, Park Avenue Armory, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Dramatists Guild Foundation. Honors include a USA Artists fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, the MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.

Chanté Mouton Kinyon is assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Kinyon’s primary research explores transnational Black American literature and culture, with a particular interest in the way in which Black American culture and literature intersects with Irish culture and literature. The 2019–2021 Moreau Postdoctoral Fellow (ND), Kinyon was previously the 2018–2019 NEH Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.


Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
Department of American Studies
Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience
Department of Film, Television, and Theatre

Originally published at english.nd.edu.