Amy E. Hughes

Associate Professor
Theater

Location: 312b Whitehead Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2767
Fax: 718.951.4606
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As a historian, Amy E. Hughes investigates the relationship between theater/performance and visual, print and material culture in the United States. Her first book, Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012), received the 2013 Barnard Hewitt Award from the American Society for Theatre Research. She is currently working on two projects: a critical and digital edition (co-edited with Naomi J. Stubbs) of the diary of American actor Harry Watkins; and a monograph, An Actor's Tale: Theater, Culture, and Everyday Life in Nineteenth-Century America, exploring how Watkins's account constitutes an "alternative theater history" centered on the realities of everyday life. As a teacher, she believes in the transformative power of collaboration; in 2010, Brooklyn College honored her with its Excellence in Teaching Award.

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