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Areas of Interest

Theatre and Performance Studies; Immigration, Citizenship and Human Rights; Memory; France; Turkey


Ph.D., Performance Studies, University of California-Berkeley (2010)

B.A., English Literature and Theatre Studies, Swarthmore College (2003)

Selected Publications

“Whose Crisis? Syrian Refugees and the Turkish Stage,” Theatre Research International Vol. 47 (1) (2022)

“The Mythic Migrant, The Witnessing Self: Hélène Cixous and Le Dernier Caravansérail: Odyssées” in Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women: The Early Twenty-First Century, edited by Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2021.

Theatre & Community. Red Globe Press, 2019.

“Interculturalism, Humanitarianism, Intervention: Théâtre du Soleil in Kabul” in Performance and Interculturalism Now: New Directions, eds. Charlotte McIvor and Jason King. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“Palimpsests of Violence: Urban Dispossession and Political Theatre in Istanbul,” Comparative Drama, Special Issue on “Performing Turkishness: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and its Diasporas,” Hülya Adak and Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay, eds. Vol. 52 (3-4) (2018)

“Rethinking Intouchables: Race and Performance in Contemporary France,” French Cultural Studies Vol. 29 (2) May 2018

Aesthetic Citizenship: Immigration and Theater in Twenty-First-Century Paris. Northwestern University Press, 2017.