Doctoral Faculty

UCI-UCSD Presidential Suite Reunion at ASTR, Minneapolis, 2016

Mentor Breakfast organized by Katie Turner and Guy Zimmerman. ASTR conference, Portland, 2015.

Great turnout from the UCI/UCSD joint program at the ASTR conference. Portland, 2015

Asian Performance Conference at UCI, 2008

Asian & TransNation Seminar, 2010

PhD Recruitment, 2014

Monthly PhD Program Meeting, 2014

Welcome Week, 2014

Faculty Panel at the PhD Recruitment Event, 2014


PhD in Drama & Theatre Program:

Course of Study
Comprehensive Examinations
Advancement to Candidacy
Language Requirement
Doctoral Faculty
Current Doctoral Students
How to Apply

Department of Drama Faculty

Stephen Barker, Ph.D., University of Arizona;
Professor, Interim Dean: Performance Theory, Poststructural Theory, Beckett, Para- and Postmodern Theatre, Critical Literacy.

Ketu H. Katrak, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College;
Professor: Ancient Sanskrit Theatre, African and Black Diaspora Drama, Feminist Critical Theory, Performance Theory.

Anthony Kubiak, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee;
Professor: American and Modern Drama, Critical Theory, Philosophy, Shamanism and Performance, Buddhism and Theatre.

Daphne Lei, Ph.D., Tufts University;
Professor, and Head of Doctoral Studies: Asian Theatre, Asian American Theatre, Intercultural Theatre, Gender Theory, Performance Theory.

David McDonald, Ph.D., Stanford University;
Professor Emeritus: Dramatic Theory, Irish Drama, Theatre History, Playwriting.

Ian Munro, Ph.D., Harvard University;
Associate Professor: European Drama and Performance, Early Modern Popular Culture, Theatrical Performance of Wit.

Bryan Reynolds, Ph.D., Harvard University;
Professor: Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, Critical Theory, Transversal Poetics, Feminist Theory, Performance Theory, Cultural Studies.

Janelle Reinelt, Ph.D., Stanford University;
Professor Emeritus: Political Theory and Performance.

Robert Weimann, Ph.D., Humboldt University (Berlin);
Professor Emeritus: Shakespeare, Critical Theory, Modern German Theatre.

Frank Wilderson, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
Professor: Film theory, Marxism, Black Political Theory, Dramaturgy, and Cultural Studies.

Associated UCI Faculty

David Brodbeck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania;
Professor: Department of Music, Romanticism, Modernism, Anglophone Popular Music since 1950.

Robert Cohen, D.F.A., Yale University;
Professor Emeritus: Acting Theory, Directing, Theatre History, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Dramatic Literature.

Douglas-Scott Goheen, Ph.D., University of Denver;
Professor Emeritus: Scenic Design.

Susan Klein, Ph.D., Cornell University;
Associate Professor: Japanese Theater and Dance, Medieval Japanese Religions, Feminist Critical Theory.

Lynn Mally, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
Professor: Modern Russian and Soviet History.

Juan Villegas, Ph.D., Universidad de Chile;
Professor Emeritus: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Theatre History, Theatre and Visual Communication, Spanish Theater, Latin American Theater.

Robert Folkenflik, Ph.D., Cornell University;
Professor Emeritus: Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Drama, History of Criticism & Theory.

UCSD Faculty

Jim Carmody, Ph.D., Stanford University;
Associate Professor: French Theatre, Critical Theory, Co-Editor of Theatre Forum.

Emily Roxworty, Ph.D., Northwestern University;
Associate Professor: Asian/American Theatre, Performance Studies, critical race and gender studies, applied theatre.

Nadine Graves-George, Ph.D., Northwestern University;
Professor: African American Studies, Feminist Studies, Theatre History, and Dance History.

Jorge Huerta, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara;
Professor Emeritus: Chicano Theatre, US Latino Theatre.

Marianne McDonald, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine;
Professor Emeritus: Ancient Greek and Roman Drama and their Modern Versions, Irish Drama, Japanese Drama.

John Rouse, Ph.D., Stanford University;
Associate Professor Emeritus: Modern and Contemporary European Theatre, Bertolt Brecht, Critical Theory.

Janet Smarr, Ph.D., Princeton University;
Professor: Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially in Italy and France, Women’s Studies and Literary Theory.