Doctoral Faculty

Department of Drama Faculty

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

Daphne Lei, Ph.D., Tufts University;
Professor: Chinese opera and performance, Asian American Theatre, Intercultural performance, transnational, diasporic, gender and ethnic studies, transpacific studies.

Tiffany Ana López, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Professor, Dean of Claire Trevor School of the Arts: Dramaturgy, Latinx performance

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

Zachary Price, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara;
Assistant Professor: African American drama and performance, Black cultural production, Afro Asian performance and aesthetics, performance and community, liberation studies.

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

Tara Rodman, Ph.D. Northwestern University;
Assistant Professor: Modern Theatre, Performance, and Dance; Japanese performance; Transnationalism; Racial and Ethnic Formation; Global Asias; Comparative Modernisms.

Professor Emeritus

Stephen Barker, Ph.D., University of Arizona;
Professor, and Dean, Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Executive Director, UCI Museum and Institute for California Art: 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.

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

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.


UCSD Faculty

Julie Burelle, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; 
Associate Professor: Native American and First Nation Theatre; Theatre History and Theory

Jade Power-Sotomayor, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego;
Assistant Professor:  Latinx theatre, inter-cultural performance in the Latin Caribbean diaspora, epistemologies of body, and intersections between race, gender and language.

Hentyle Yapp, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; JD, University of California, Los Angeles--School of Law;
Associate Professor: Theoretical and methodological implications of queer, feminist, disability, and critical race studies for questions regarding the state and the transnational. 

Professor Emeritus

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

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.