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Inga Meier

Performance Studies, Film Studies, Theatre History, and Dramaturgy: Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Theatre History and Performance Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2014)
  • Doctoral Certificate, Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2014)
  • M.F.A., Dramaturgy, Stony Brook University (2007)
  • Graduate Certificate, Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University (2007)
  • B.A., English Literature and Theatre Arts, Rutgers College (2003)

Dr. Inga Meier is an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre. She received her PhD in theatre history and performance studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, where she also completed a doctoral film studies certificate. She holds a MFA in Dramaturgy with a graduate certificate in Cultural Studies from Stony Brook University and a BA with a double major in English Literature and Theatre Arts from Rutgers College. She teaches courses in play analysis, dramaturgy, theatre history, queer performance, film and culture, and film history.

Her scholarship is focused on performances of terrorism, violence, and trauma and has been presented at conferences throughout the United States and in England, including at ATHE, ASTR, CDC, Film and History, MATC, MMLA, SETC and the Shaw Society. Dr. Meier has served as secretary and debut panel coordinator for the Theatre and Social Change Focus Group at ATHE, and on the editorial board of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, published by the American Theatre and Drama Society. Her writing has been published in Film and History, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Journal, Theatre Annual, and in the anthology Recovering 9/11 in New York. Most recently, her article, “’Heroes and their Consequences:’ 9/11, The War on Terror, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe ” was published in The Palgrave Handbook of Artistic and Cultural Responses to War – Volume 1: Australasia, the British Isles.

As a dramaturg, Dr. Meier worked on both professional and university productions in New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh, and Nacogdoches, and her translation and adaptation of Woyzeck has been produced in New York and New Jersey. She also directed numerous plays, including Bert Royal’s Dog Sees God, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit, and her own translation of Georg Büchner's Woyzeck.

She is currently working on an interdisciplinary monograph examining the memorialization and narrativization of 9/11 through performance.