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Assistant Professor
Theatre • Dance

Room C236 University Theatre Building
261 UCB
Boulder CO, 80309-0261

M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies, New York University
Specialization in Cinema and Video, Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, Brazil
B.A. in Theatre Directing, Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, Brazil


Marcos Steuernagel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance, a member of the Latin American Studies Center Steering Committee, and Affiliate Faculty in Ethnic Studies and in the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate at CU Boulder. Marcos works on the intersection of performance and politics, Brazilian and Latin American theatre and performance, and the digital humanities. He is co-editor with Diana Taylor of the trilingual digital book What is Performance Studies?, a member of the editorial board of HemiPress, winner of the 2017 ATHE/ASTR Award for Excellence in Digital Scholarship, and a Council Member of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. His upcoming monograph traces the relationship between politics and aesthetics in contemporary Brazilian theatre and dance. Before joining CU Boulder, Marcos was Arts & Humanities Postdoctoral Associate at New York University Abu Dhabi, Adjunct Instructor at the departments of Drama and Performance Studies at New York University, and Instructor at the Theatre Department at Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, Brazil.


Recent Publications:

Here We Are Again: Performing the Temporality of the Brazilian Transition.” 2017. TDR: The Drama Review 61 (4):9–21.

Review of Performing Brazil: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Performing Arts, by Severino J. Albuquerque and Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez, eds. 2017. TDR/The Drama Review 61 (1): 186–88.

- Taylor, Diana and Marcos Steuernagel, eds. 2015. What is Performance Studies? Durham: Duke University Press; New York: HemiPress.

Art, Migration, and Human Rights, Collectively co-authored digital dossier. 2015. HemiPress.


Courses taught:

THTR 2021 – Global Theatre 2: Forms of Modern Theatre & Drama
THTR 4059-001: Performing Activism in the Americas
THTR 5010 – Introduction to Performance Studies
THTR 5051-001: At the Border: Performance and Activism in the Americas
THTR 6041-001: Global Modern Theatre
THTR 6111 – On-Stage Studies – Global Contemporary Theatre