Tracy C. Davis Barber Professor of Performing Arts; Professor of English and Theatre
Tracy C. Davis is a specialist in performance theory, theatre historiography, and research methodology. She edits the book series Cambridge Studies in Theatre and Performance Theory. She is Director of the Graduate School's Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring initiative and Chair of Northwestern University Press's Editorial Board. She is Immediate Past-President of the American Society for Theatre Research and a member of the Board of Directors for Performance Studies International.
Teaching and Research posts held at:
Harvard University, University of Glasgow, Bristol University, Queen's University (Kingston), University of Calgary, Queen Mary University London, and Northwestern University (since 1991).
Theatre and Performance Theory - General Editor, Cambridge University Press.
Contributing Editor - TDR: The Drama Review
Honorary Advisory Editor - New Theatre Quarterly
Advisory Board - Assaph
Editorial Board - Nineteenth Century Studies
Editorial Board - Performance Studies book series, Museum Tusculanum Press
Series Editor (monographs) - Global Theatre Histories (in development)
Selected Academic Awards, Honors, and Research Grants:
Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship, Harvard University
American Philosophical Society Research Grant
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship
George Freedley Memorial Award (Theatre Library Association) representing excellence in writing on live theatre
Clarence Ver Steeg Graduate Faculty Award (Northwestern University)
Distinguished Scholar's Prize (American Society for Theatre Research)
Lane Humanities Institute Teaching Professor
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library
Stanley J. Kahrl Fellowship in Theatre History, Houghton Library
Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Queen Mary University of London
Visiting Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich) Centre for Advanced Studies