Erin Striff

Erin Striff is the Director of the Drama Minor, housed in the English Department.  She is the editor of Performance Studies (Palgrave 2003) and has published on contemporary feminist theatre and performance in such journals as Women and Performance, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre and New England Theatre Review.  She is the recipient of the Greenberg Grant, Coffin Grant, Davis Grant and Cardin Research Fund.  She received her B.A. in English and History from the University of Pennsylvania, spending her final year at Kings College, London.  Her Ph.D is from Cardiff University; her dissertation is on feminist theatre.  While teaching at the University of Glamorgan in Wales she wrote, directed and adapted plays, one of which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Since coming to the University of Hartford she has directed such productions as Halloween at the Grand-Guignol and Harold Pinterís Mountain Language.  Her current research is on performances of the medicalized female body, as well as a larger project on unruly women and theatre.

Erin Striff

Auerbach 204D

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