Areas: 19th-century British theatre and popular entertainment, Romantic drama, the history of acting, Arab theatre. Author: The Orient on the Victorian Stage (2003), articles in The Wordsworth Circle, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, and numerous anthologies. Affiliate Faculty in the departments of Performance Studies and English. Recipient of a Fulbright Award for the study of Arab theatre in Syria (1994), Goddard Junior Faculty Fellowship (2000), Mershon Center for Strategic Studies Grant (2004), and NYU Research Challenge Grant (2006).
B.A., M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara