Former Visiting Scholars

2015-2016

Ana Candida CarneiroAna Candida Carneiro
PhD, Theatre Studies
Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Research: Pass on the Baton: Towards a Pedagogy of Contemporary Playwriting

 

 

Gang SunGang Sun
Lecturer & Associate Professor
Nanjing Audit University, China
ResearchDefamiliarization in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Plays

 

 

Emmanuelle Sirois
Lecturer, School of Theatre Studies
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Research: The Sociology of Theatre; The Meeting Points between Social Sciences and Performance-Theatre Studies; and Intersectionality and Feminism

 

 

Siyuan LiuSiyuan Liu
Lecturer, College of English Language and Literature
Shanghai International Studies University, China
ResearchThe Gentry in Restoration Comedies

 

 

Asha Kuthari ChaudhuriAsha Kuthari Chaudhuri
Associate Professor, Department of English
Gauhati University, India
ResearchIndian and American Cultures of Viewership

 

 

Xuan LiuXuan Liu
Ph.D Candidate of Arts in History of Classic Chinese Theater
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: 
Comparative Study on the History of the Performance of Chinese Classic Theater

 

2014-2015

Ignacio Ramos Gay
Senior Lecturer (tenured) in French Literature
Department of French and Italian, University of Valencia, Spain
Research:
The Influence of Actress Sarah Bernhardt in the American Theatrical Landscape

Cássia Maria Fernandes Monteiro
Doctoral Student
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil
Research: Interpretations of Hélio Oiticica’s Artworks Highlighting the Environmental Production and the Creation of Scenic Spaces

Marcia Prado Abujamra
Doctoral Student
Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Research:
Autoperformance and actor-performer Spalding Gray 

Sahoko Tsuji
Doctoral Student
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Research: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

2013-2014

Pía Gutiérrez Díaz
Doctoral Student
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Research: Chilean Theatre

Dr. Joanna Krakowska
Assistant Professor
The Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Research: Critical, Political, and Resistance Strategies of Theatre and Performance Art After 9/11

Dr. Nic Leonhardt
Assistant Professor
Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany
Research: Transatlantic Theatrical Exchanges Throughout the First Half of the 20th Century

Dr. Freddie Rokem
Immanuel Herzikovitz Professor for 19th and 20th Century Art
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Research: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre

Dr. Takashi Sakai
Associate Professor
Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
Research: Tennessee Williams and Contemporary American Queer Theater

Michele Louise Schiocchet
Doctoral Student
Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
Research: Digital Culture and Processes of Compositions of Performances

Dr. Ni Sheng
Associate Professor
Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China
Research: German Documentary Theatre

Attila Szabó
Doctoral Student
University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Research: The Role of Documentary Theatre in the Processing of the 9/11 Tragedy

2012-2013

Elisa Belém
Doctoral Student
University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Research: Brazilian Performance Artists

Asmaa Abdel-Fattah Yehia El-Taher
Helwan University, Egypt
Research: African Theatre

Dr. Atsushi Fujita
Associate Professor
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai
Research: American Theatre After the AIDS Epidemic

Dr. Li Shanghong 
Associate Professor – The College of English
Shanghai International Studies University, China
Research: Contemporary American Drama 1970-2000

Dr. Mary Luckhurst
Professor of Modern Drama
University of York
Research: Late Receptions of Stanislavski and Active Analysis

Dr. Safi Mahfouz, Fulbright Postdoctoral Visiting Research Scholar
Associate Professor of Modern American Drama and Comparative Literature
(Arabic Drama in Translation)
UNRWA University – Amman, Jordan
Research: Modern and Contemporary American Drama

Dr. Walter Limo Torres Neto
Professor – Graduate Program in Literature
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Research: Drama, History, Languages, and Cultural Projects Assisting in the Performing Arts

Dr. Zhou Quan
Central Academy of Drama – Beijing, China
Research: Contremporary American Directing and Acting Theory and Practice

Zane Radzobe, Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Research: Latvian Theater Director Alvis Hermanis

Anita Rakoczy, Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Eötvös Loránd University
Research: Samuel Beckett

Dr. Takashi Sakai
Assosciate Professor
Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Research: Tennessee Williams and Contemporary American Queer Theater

Dr. Ni Sheng
Assosciate Professor
Shanghai Theater Academy
Research: Documentary Theater in Germany and the US

Dr. Andrzej Żurowski, Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Pomeranian University, Poland
Research: Helena Modjeska

2010-2011

Prasun Banerjee Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Doctoral Student
University of North Begnal, India
Research: Indian and American Women’s Theatre

Dr. Matteo Bonfitto
Professor
State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research: Performance practice

Dr. Inka Juslin

Dr. Aneta Mancewicz
Assistant Professor of Literature
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Research: Modern interpretations of Shakespeare

Visnja Rogosic Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Doctoral Student
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Research: Collective and Devised Theatre

2009-2010

Dr. Clara Armand

2008-2009

Hatice Esberk
Middle East Technical University – Ankara, Turkey
Research: Samuel Beckett

2007-2008

Dr. Batool KhattabFulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Lecturer, Department of English
Ain Shams University – Cairo, Egypt
Research: American Middle Eastern context stages

Sophie Proust
Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
University Charles-deGaulle-Lille
Research: The process of theatrical creation of New York stage directors

Yossi Yzraely
Ramat Aviv TA Israel
Research: Drama

2006-2007

Diana Gonzalez Martin
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Research:

2005-2006

Zmira Heizner
Teaching Coordinator
Open University of Israel
Research: Developing a textbook as the basis of a new course on “Western Drama in the 20th Century”

2004-2005

Dr. Anne Tanyi-Tang Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
University of Yaouude – Cameroon
Research: Comparative study of contemporary plays by three African-American female playwrights and two Cameroon female playwrights

2003-2004

Blahoslav Uhlar Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Stoka Assosciation
Research: The spiritual state of the theatre “phneomenon” in an open society

2001-2002

Dr. Grzegorz Niziolek Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Stary Teatr, Cracow Theatre School, Jagiellian University, Cracow
Reserach: Modern Drama and Rozewicz

2000-2001

Liina Jaats
University of Tartu – Taru, Estonia
Research: Semiotics and world theatre

Dr. Julia Glesner
Germany
Reserach: Contemporary theater and technology

Dr. Eli Rozik-Rosen
Tel Aviv University
Research: Non-verbal communication in performance analysis

Areeg Ibrahim
Helwan University – Cairo, Egypt
Research: Theatre of Ontology: A Comparative Study of Representative Contemporary British and Egyptian Drama

1999-2000

Kazuo Ichinose
Rikkyo University – Toshimaku, Japan
Research:Multiculturalism in American Theater

1998-1999

Koji Ishizuka Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Japan

1997-1998

Dr. Xavier Lemoine
University of Nantes, France
Reserach: Queer theatre in the United States

Ralph Poole Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Germany
Research: Avante Garde Gay and Lesbian theater

Sigrid Pawelke
France
Research: Theatre and sports

1996-1997

Dr. Antonella Di Nocera Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Instituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli
Research: Modern Literature

Jaak Rahesoo Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Estonia
Research: American Theater

1995-1996

Dr. Deirdre Heddon
Senior Lecturer, Theater Studies
University of Glasgow – Scotland
Research: Women’s performance styles

Dubravka Vrgoc Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Croatia
Research: Contemporary American theatre

Moutushi Chakavartee Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
India
Research: American Drama

Dr. Juraj Sebesta Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Bratislava
Research: Sam Shepard and contemporary American Drama

1994-1995

Dr. Michael Fernando Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
University of Preadeniya – Sri Lanka
Reserach: Modern Sri Lankan theatre with special reference to the influence of world theater.

Dr. Odette Blumfield
Al. I. Cuza University – Iasi, Romania
Research: Feminism in American Theatre

Dr. Markus Wessendorf
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Research: American experimental theater

Dr. Sanja Nikcevic Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
University of Zadar – Zagreb, Croatia
Research: Contemporary American Theatre

1993-1994

Uros Trefalt Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Slovenia
Research: American experimental theatre of the 1960’s and 1990’s

1992-1993

Professor Onuora Osmond Enekwe
University of Nigeria
Research: Modern Drama

Misako Koike
Japan Women’s University – Tokyo, Japan
Research: Lillian Hellman and contemporary American drama

Dr. Ivo Osolsobe
Masaryk University – Brno, Czech Republic
Research: Semiotics and musical theatre

Kumara Swamy Raju Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Head of Department of English and Comparative Lit
Sri Krishnaevaraya University
Research: W.H. Auden

1991-1992

Shireen Huq Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
University of Chittagong – Bangladesh
Research: American Drama

1990-1991

Dimitri Samitov
Russian Academy of Theatre Arts
Research: American non-profit theatres

Dr. Frank Hentschker
Justus-Liebig Universitat – Giessen, Germany
Research: Theatre of Robert Wilson

1989-1990

Professor Guo Jide Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
Shandong University – China
Research: History of American Drama

Dr. Vyacheslav Ivanov Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher
State Theatrical Institute – St. Petersburg, Russia
Research: Black American Theatre

Miklos Varnos
Budapest, Hungary
Research: Study of America for a novel

Maia Kobakhidzee
Tiblisi, Georgia
Research: Western Theater

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