Alisa Sniderman

Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow

Alisa Sniderman is Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow in the Department of Drama. Her research interests include the intersections between theatre studies and economic theory, modern drama, and performance art. Her work has appeared in Modern Drama and Theatre Journal. Her current book project, The Drama of Capital, examines the historical relationship between modern drama and the culture of capitalism. She is the founder of Cacolet Collective, a performance group dedicated to exploring alternative economies through performance and public art. In 2015, she was the Assistant Director of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard.

Areas of Research/Interest

Modern drama; theatre and capitalism; history of theatre production; performance theory Honors and Awards Sniderman is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the Krupp Foundation, and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. From 2012 to 2013, she was a Pensionnaire Étrangère at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. 


B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University