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New CAS Faculty

Katie Gough, Assistant Professor of Theatre and resident dramaturge

Katie Gough

Assistant Professor of Theatre and resident dramaturge

Katie Gough, Assistant Professor of Theatre and resident dramaturge, grew up in Southern Maryland and studied English literature at Catholic University (1994) before pursing an M.A. in English literature at the University of Maryland (1998), and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2005). Prior to coming to UVM, she taught Theatre in the School of Culture and Creative Art at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2006-2014), and was a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies and the Department of History at Concordia University in Montreal (2008). She has also taught in the American Conservatory Theatre M.F.A. program in San Francisco (2005).

Gough is a performance theorist, historian, and dramaturge. Her research involves the construction of interdisciplinary methodologies that can be thought together through various performance lenses. Her recently published book Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic: Haptic Allegories (Routledge 2013) is a comparative study of performance in transnational, intercultural relation, focusing on the cultural and political intersection of African and Irish diasporic peoples and movements. She is currently investigating the relationships between medieval and digital performance and culture in order to consider patterns of behavior that emerge when thinking across, with, and alongside old and new media.  Gough has also been published in Modern Drama, Performance Research, TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies, Text and Presentation and Screen; and has contributed several essays to edited volumes and to the Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Drama.

In addition to spending time at the theatre, she enjoys yoga, hiking, singing, reading, and daydreaming. She's looking forward to learning to snowshoe and cross-country ski during her first winter in Burlington.

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