I study the politics of representation in popular entertainments including vaudeville, circus, and musicals. I dip into contemporary US performance as well, with an emphasis on works by/about women and people of color. I earned my PhD in Theatre from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
As a Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program, I teach the course “Captivating Animals.” Previously, I taught Modern US Drama in the Department of Drama at NYU Tisch. In addition, I’ve taught a wide variety of courses from graduate theatre history and theory seminars to required undergraduate surveys. These include Contemporary US Drama, Great Works of Literature, Intro to Theatre, Acting, Speech Communication, and Business Communication.
My emphasis on student-centered teaching and inclusive pedagogy is informed by six years of training in Writing Across the Curriculum and inclusive pedagogical practices within the City University of New York system. During my time as a Communication Fellow at Baruch College’s Communication Institute, I conducted over 150 workshops with students on oral and visual communication skills.
If you see me walking around my neighborhood in NYC, I am probably thinking about pastry and carrying my elderly dog wherever he wants to go.