Jade Thomas is a teaching assistant in literature in English in the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She holds an MA in English and German Literature from VUB. She is the recipient of the BAAHE Thesis Prize, and the Multilingual Master Award for Literary Studies for her MA thesis on the posthumanist dimensions in the theater of American playwright Sam Shepard. She currently combines her assistantship at VUB with a part-time program in the Educational Master. She is working towards a PhD project entitled “Representing Blackness Through Metatheater and Genre Remediation in 21st-Century African American Plays”, which scrutinizes playtexts by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Jeremy O. Harris, among others.