A.B., Princeton University
M.F.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Columbia University
Office: Palamountain 316
Phone: (518) 580-5163
Teaching and Research Interests:
- Modern and Contemporary Drama
- Shaksepeare and Early Modern Drama
- Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Critical Theory
- Opera and Music-Theatre
- Media and Performance Studies
- Queer Theory and Gender Studies
- Baroque Modernity: An Aesthetics of Theater (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2021)
- “Thornton Wilder’s Baroque Vision,” PMLA 136.2 (March 2021): 246–48.
- “Radical Gesture and the Politics of Postdramatic Tragedy: On Reza Abdoh’sThe Law of Remains,” Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 8.1 (May 2020): 127–42.
- “Allegories of Spectatorship: On Michael Fried’s Dramatic Theory,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism32.2 (Spring 2018): 89–103.
- “Unsettling Gertrude Stein: On the Citability of Baroque Gesture in Four Saints in Three ActsFour Saints in Three Acts,” Modern Drama 58.3 (Fall 2015): 347–369
- Florian Walzacher, ed., The Life and Work of Nature Theatre of Oklahoma (Berlin: Alexander Verlag, 2019), TDR: The Drama Review 65.2 (Summer 2021): 183–85.
- Penny Farfan, Performing Queer Modernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), Criticism 61.3 (Summer 2019): 417–20.
- "Walter Benjamin, Fabulist" (multi-book review essay), Salmagundi 199 (Summer 2018): 214–224.
- Patricia Ybarra and Lara Nielsen, eds., Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations (London: Palgrave, 2012), Modern Drama, 57.1 (Spring 2014): 133–36.
- Recent theater and performance criticism in The New York Times and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
Selected Honors and Awards:
- Helen Tartar First Book Award and Subvention, American Comparative Literature Association, 2021.
- Faculty Development Grant, Skidmore College, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021.
- Honorable Mention, Outstanding Article Award, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2016.
- Jacob K. Javits Foundation Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2010–14.
- SSP 100: Myth and Modernity
- GN 151: English Literary Studies Colloquium
- EN 105: Writing Seminar
- EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
- EN 215: Drama
- EN 225: Introduction to Shakespeare
- EN 229: Queer Theatre and Performance
- EN 339: Queer Theories (and Practices)
- EN 346: Special Studies in Early Modern Drama
- EN 339: Drama and Modernism
- EN 364: Contemporary Theater and Drama
- EN 375: Literature and Philosophy