Anita Gonzalez, Professor of Theatre and Drama

Head of Global Theatre and Ethnic Studies Minor


The  minor in Global Theatre and Ethnic Studies complements existing programs in SMTD, LSA, Art and Design and the Residential College by providing students with global and diverse perspectives on performance. For performance majors (Theatre, Music and Dance), the minor builds upon traditional arts training and enhances job prospects in an increasingly interdependent cultural economy. For non-theatre majors, the minor provides experiences in non-western performance practice, playmaking, and theatre studies.

Interactive Ira Aldridge

The project is a part of the Academic Initiative at the University of Michigan


The web-based tool integrates  geo-spatial mapping of Aldridge’s journeys, images of historical documents, network schemata, and video recordings of gestures that document 19th century acts. Team members Clara McClenon, Katy Robinson, Amana Kaskazi, and Allyson Mackay collaborated with students and staff in developing this digital humanities project that emphasizes visual interfaces.



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