Visiting Scholars


Mika Eglinton
Professor of Theatre and Cultural Studies
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Research: Re-orienting “the Orient”: The Positionality and Representation of Asia, Women and Shakespeare in Contemporary Performing Arts



Kyoko Iwaki
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Waseda University, Japan
Research: How “Phobias towards Others” are Represented in Contemporary Stages across Europe and the United States



Raphael Vianna
Ph.D. Student
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Considerations on The Practices and Creations Developed at Watermill Center in the Perspective of the Actor and Performer, Robert Wilson




Gabriela Rivera Rodríguez
Predoctoral Researcher
University of Vigo, Spain
Research: The evolution of Uruguayan carnival theater during the last dictatorship



Wang Zhang
Associate Professor of College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Xiamen University, China
Research: Schopenhauer, Wagner, and Nietzsche: an aesthetic heritage



Xiajun Zhu
Associate Professor
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: The Spread of Kunqu Opera in the United States in 20th Century.



Hanchen Feng
Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre Aesthetics
The Central Academy of Drama, China
Research: Progress / Paradox: Postdramatic Theatre in Contemporary China & America



Esther Marinho Santana
Ph.D. student in Literary Theory and Criticism
State University of Campinas, Brazil
Research: Comparative Studies in 20th Century American and Brazilian Theatres



Yong Fei
Associate Professor
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: The Application of Drama Elements in Television Program



Jiao (Mary) Yin
Ph.D. Student
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: Chinese Elements and Chinese Themes in American Theatre. The Affection and Sex of the Chinese Traditional Theatre in Later Ming Dynasty



Xingyue (Michelle) Wang
Ph.D. Student
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: The Reception Studies of the American Contemporary Classic Drama in China



Henning Bochert
Theatre and Media Translator
Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V., Berlin, Germany
Research: Intercultural influences on U.S. theatre esthetics and dramaturgy



Tomoko Aono
Program Director, Center for the Study of Civil Society, Graduate School of Social Sciences
Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Research: US Cultural Policy on Theatre



Prasun Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Department of English
North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, West Bengal, India
Nation, Gender and Contemporary Women’s Theatre in India



Kerstin Schmidt
Professor of English and Chair of American Studies and Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Research: Theater on the Move: The Mobilities Turn on the Contemporary American Stage



Glenn D’Cruz
Lecturer, Drama and Cultural Studies, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Deakin University, Australia
Research: The History of Postdramatic Theatre in New York



Kyoko Iwaki
Part-time lecturer
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; Rikkyo University, Japan; Meiji University, Japan
Research: How “Phobias towards Others” are Represented in Contemporary Stages across Europe and the United States



Helly Minarti
Ph.D.  Dance Studies, University of Roehampton, UK
Head of Programme, Jakarta Arts Council, Indonesia
Research: Entangled and Transnational Practice: Curatorship and Dramaturgy of Contemporary Dance in the US


Former Visting Scholars

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