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Ph.D in Performance Studies

Photo above: SIU Theater professor Jacob Juntunen staffing the "Listening Booth" at the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) conference, at which SIU Theater PhD students routinely present.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program*

The Department of Theater offers a PhD in conjunction with the Department of Communication Studies in the following areas:

  • Dramaturgy
  • Playwriting
  • Performance Studies
  • Theatre History and Criticism

For more information, contact:

Jacob Juntunen, jjuntunen@siu.edu, about playwriting, performance studies, and theatre history/criticism

Or Anne Fletcher, afletch@siu.edu, about dramaturgy, performance studies, and theatre history/criticism

Or Nilanjana R. Bardhan, bardhan@siu.edu, about the Department of Communication Studies

*Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered in conjunction with the Department of Communication Studies.

Recent PhD Alums
Thomas Michael Campbell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communications/Theatre Arts, University of Wisconsin Sheboygan
Marnie J. Glazier, Ph.D., Theatre & Communication Studies, Hartnell College
Scott R. Irelan, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Western Michigan State University
Harrison Scott Key, Ph.D., Winner of 2016 Thurber Prize
Rebecca Worley, A.B.D., Assistant Professor, Texas A & M Commerce