Craig Gingrich-Philbrook | Communication Studies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Craig Gingrich-Philbrook

Professor, Ph.D.

Craig Gingrich-Philbrook

Office: Communications Building Room 2002Q
Phone: 618-453-1883

Craig Gingrich-Philbrook is a Professor of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received his B.A. from California State University in English with a creative writing emphasis (1986), an M.A. from California State University in information and communication studies with an interpersonal and organizational communication emphasis (1988) and his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Speech Communication with an emphasis in performance studies (1994). His interests include postmodern performance, queer performance and theory, performance in mediated environments, philosophy of communication and communication theory.

Dr. Gingrich-Philbrook has been published in professional journals such as Text and Performance Quarterly, and Narrative Inquiry and presented at various conferences, including the National Communication Association. He has written, adapted, performed in and directed many performances, most recently "Bat on a Wyre," co-written and directed with Jonathan Gray in Spring 2009.

Special Interests

  • Performance studies
  • Performance art
  • Queer theory
  • Performance in digital environments


  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1994

Curriculum Vitae