Visiting Professor of Theatre and Dance

Theater Building, 200
Telephone: 651-696-6283

Areas of Expertise

American Foodways
American Histories
Archival Science
Critical Theory
Cultural Studies
Holocaust Studies
LGBT Studies
Museum Studies
Public History
Theatre and Performance Histories

Macalester Courses

Introduction to Theatre Studies
Seminar in Performance Theory and Practice
Burning the Curtain: Homosexuality on the American Stage
Viewpoints in Theory and Practice


Journal Article: “A Queer Victorian Marriage: Henry Blake Fuller’s At Saint Judas’s and the ‘Tyranny’ of the Archival Document” Performing Arts Resources 28 (Summer, 2011)

Performance Review: Must Don’t Whip ‘Um. Cynthia Hopkins. Walker Arts Center. Theatre Journal 59:3 (2007)

Book Review: Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS by Deborah Gould. The Lambda Literary Review. September 22, 2010.

Book Review: Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviews by Penny Arcade. The Lambda Literary Review. June 17, 2010.

Book Review: Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality Edited by Thomas Foster. The Gay and Lesbian Review 14:6 (2007).

Public Presentations and Exhibits

Keynote Address: “Stonewall at 40: The Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement in America.” Faces of the Tretter Collection of GLBT Studies. University of Minnesota Libraries (June, 2009)

Panelist: “Inciting the Archive” Symposium on Site and Incitement. Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota. (February, 2013)

Panelist: “Ghosts in the Archive: Jack Smith and the Persistence of Junk.” The Power of Absent Bodies Working Session. American Society for Theatre Research. Seattle (November 2010)

Panel Moderator: “Tony Kushner in Context” Twin Cities Tony Kushner Festival. Department of Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota (April, 2009)

Conference Presentation: “Burn Everything: Jack Smith and the Power of the Camp Object.” Mid-America Theatre Conference. Chicago. (March, 2009)

Conference Presentation: “Cardboard Citizens: The UK’s Homeless People’s Professional Theatre Company.” Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. (May, 2006)

Exhibit Curator: “Stonewall at 40: The Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement in America.” Andersen Library. Tretter Collection of GLBT Studies. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis (May-June, 2009) with subsequent presentations at: The Equality Network Conference at Oklahoma State University (2009), the University of Minnesota Law Library (2009-2010), the Duluth Pride Festival (2009), the Detroit Motor City Pride Festival (2009), the Twin Cities Pride Festival (2009, 2010)

Associations and Memberships

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota
National Council on Public History (NCPH)
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC)
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference (PTO)

Foundational Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre Historiography, University of Minnesota.
Dissertation: Beyond the Closet: Histories and Genealogies of Identity in LGBT Archives in the United States

M.A. Theatre Historiography, University of Minnesota
Thesis: From the Ashes: Representations of the Holocaust and the Construction of Gay Identity in the United States

B.A. with Research Distinction in Theatre, Magna Cum Laude, The Ohio State University.