Assistant Professor of English, Drama
Ph.D. 2011 (Literary and Cultural Studies), M.A. 2005, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. 2003 (English), University of Toronto.
Major Interests: 17th- and 18th-century British literature and cultural history; theater history; wartime and postwar cultures; public arts controversies; humanities computing; text mining.
Affiliations: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Modern Languages Association.
ASECS/Clark Library Fellowship, Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010; Mellon-Funded Summer Resident, Warwick-Newberry Workshop on Early Modern Communities, Newberry Library, Chicago, 2011.
Professor of English; Chair, Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts
Ph.D. 1982 (English and comparative literature), M.Phil. 1977, M.A. 1975, Columbia; M.A. 1973 (English literature), B.A. 1971, Delhi (India).
Major Interests: dramatic literature, theatre history, performance theory, theatre semiotics.
Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1995.
No Man's Stage: A Semiotic Study of Jean Genet's Major Plays. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press. 1986.
Affiliations: Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Society for Theatre Research, Modern Language Association.
Fellowships/Honors: New York University Distinguished Teaching Medal, 1994; Golden Dozen Teaching Award, New York University, 1988.