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Catherine A. Schuler

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Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(301) 405-0949

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Research Expertise

Cultural Studies
Performance Studies
Russian Studies

Ph.D., Theatre History and Theory/Criticism, Florida State University (1984); M.A., Theatre, Emerson College (1977); B.A., Theatre, Eckerd College (1974)

Dr. Schuler joined the Department of Women’s Studies in 2011. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Dr. Schuler is the Editor of Theatre Journal, the leading peer-reviewed journal in theatre studies in the US. She is the author of Theatre and Identity in Imperial Russia (Iowa UP, 2009), Women in Russian Theatre: the Actress in the Silver Age (Routledge, 1996), coeditor of Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics (Associated University Presses, 1995), and has published peer-reviewed articles, as well as book reviews in Theatre Journal, TDR (The Drama Review), Theatre Survey, Theatre Topics, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Research International, and the Slavic Review. Her awards, honors, and fellowships include the Barnard Hewitt Award for Best Book in Theatre History, 1997, a Fulbright Fellowship (2004), the Heldt Award for Best Article in Slavic Women’s Studies (1993), IREX Short-Term Travel Grant (1998), as well as two American Society for Theatre Research fellowships, an NEH Travel grant, three University of Maryland teaching awards, a Phi Kappa Phi mentoring award, and seven University research grants.

Major Areas of Research: Gender in Russian Theatre, Performance, and Culture Historical and Contemporary Avant-Garde Performance Gender and Performance Drag