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Please contact the faculty member’s department or program at each of the colleges or UMass for up-to-date information on faculty leaves, schedules and phone numbers.  If you want to be listed on this page, send an email with your teaching/research interests.

Amherst College

Constance Congdon 
Theater and Dance


Suzanne Dougan 
Theater and Dance

Costume; Set design

Wendy Woodson 
Theater and Dace/Film and Media Studies

Performance art; Choreography; Issues in contemporary dance


Hampshire College

Daphne Lowell

Choreography on themes about women's lives

Dasha Chapman
Critical Dance Studies

critical dance studies engage performance studies, ethnography, African diaspora theory, black feminism, and the queer Caribbean


Mount Holyoke College

Vanessa James
Theatre Arts

Set and costume design for theater; art direction for film; Greek and Roman theater history 

Erika Rundle
Theatre Arts/Gender Studies

theatre history; dramatic theory; performance studies; critical animal studies; Darwinian literary criticism; translation


Smith College

Leonard Berkman

Feminist drama internationally; 19th- and 20th-century plays by women throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Africa;Feminist perspectives on non-feminist theory

Andrea Hairston
Theatre Arts/Africana Studies

African and African-American women; Women and language; Women and theatre

Ellen Kaplan
Theatre Arts

Performing gender



Harley Erdman

Plays by 17th century women

Priscilla Page 

Playwrights of color; Mulitcultural theater and Feminism