The Performance as Public Practice program is committed to graduating the next generation of leaders in the arts and academia. This collection of publications is a sampling of works of our faculty, a collection of internationally recognized scholars in their field.
Dr. Charlotte Canning teaches theatre/performance history, historiography as well as feminist performance theory. She heads the Performance as Public Practice program as well as the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism. She is also the co-senior associate chair for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Publications include:
- On the Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
- The Most American Thing in America: Circuit Chautaugua as Performance (University of Iowa Press, 2005)
- Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women's Experience (Routledge, 1996)
Dr. Laura G. Gutiérrez's research and teaching areas of interest are Latin American, Mexican and Latina/o embodied practices, gender and sexuality and questions of nation, modernity and the transitional. She holds affiliate appointments in the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
- Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transitional Stage (University of Texas Press, 2010)
Dr. Lisa B. Thompson teaches courses in Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance, Black Feminist Theory, African American Literature, Film and Cultural Studies. Dr. Thompson, an award-winning playwright and scholar, is based in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department with appointments in Performance as Public Practice and Women's and Gender Studies.
- Beyond The Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class (University of Illinois Press, 2009)
- Dr. Thompson is also the author of numerous plays including Single Black Female (Samuel French, Inc., 2012)
Dr. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones is an artist/scholar whose work focuses on performance ethnography, theatrical jazz, Yoruba-based aesthetics, Black Feminism and activist theatre.
- Theatrical Jazz: Performance, Àse, and the Power of the Present Moment (Ohio State University Press, 2015)
- Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project Jones, Joni (Omi Osun) with Sharon Bridgeforth and Lisa Moore. (University of Texas Press, 2010)
Dr. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez is a writer-performer whose scholarship assesses the origins and effects of contemporary arts and culture policies and programs with a special focus on queer performance and performances by people of color.
- Performing Policy: How Politics and Cultural Programs Redefined U.S. Artists for the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave, 2014)
Dr. Rebecca Rossen is a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer whose research interests include modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance and the relationship between research and practice.
- Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance (Oxford University Press, 2014)