Dr. Valerie Lipscomb
Dr. Valerie Lipscomb, Associate Professor of English at USFSM, teaches American and
modern British literature. In 2016, Palgrave Macmillan published her book, Performing
Age in Modern Drama, the first monograph to examine age and aging as performance in
contemporary plays. Her co-edited collection of essays, Staging Age: The Performance
of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film, also was published by Palgrave.
Dr. Lipscomb's articles on age and drama have appeared in such journals as Modern
Drama, the International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, and Age, Culture, Humanities.
She also regularly presents papers at international and national conferences on literature,
theatre, and age studies. Her Ph.D. is from USF Tampa with concentrations in modern
literature and teaching composition. Dr. Lipscomb has chaired the Executive Committee
of the Modern Language Association Age Studies Forum and is on the Governing Council
of the North American Network in Aging Studies.
“The Promise of Documentary Theatre to Counter Ageism in Age-Friendly Communities”, Dr. Kathy Black & Dr. Valerie Lipscomb - 10/30/2018