I study national identity formation, the circulation of capital, and discourses of animality in late nineteenth and early twentieth century popular entertainments. I dip into contemporary performance as well, with an emphasis on works by/about women and people of color, and the politics of representation. I earned my PhD in Theatre from The Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2016.
I live in New York City, where I currently teach Modern US Drama and Introduction to Theatre Studies in the Department of Drama at NYU Tisch. I’ve taught a wide variety of courses from graduate seminars to required undergraduate surveys. These include contemporary US dramatic literature, global theatre history and theory, global 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.
I attend live performance whenever possible and avoid walking under scaffolding whenever possible.