Department Colloquium: Katherine Zien

Fine Arts Building Room 53
Katherine Zien will give a talk on “Sovereign Acts: Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone”

Dr. Zien is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at McGill University. Zien’s pedagogy and research focus on theatre and performance in the Americas, with emphasis on transnational mobility, cultural management, and frameworks of racialization. Her forthcoming monograph, Sovereign Acts: Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone (Rutgers University Press, 2017) investigates intersections of performances with legal constructions of imperialism, race, and national sovereignty in the Panama Canal Zone during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Zien’s research is featured in journals including Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic StudiesTheatre Survey, Women and Performance, The Journal of Popular Music Studiese-misféricaTheatre Research in Canada, alt.theatre, Global South, Identities, and Latin American Theatre Review.
  • Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm