Theatre and Drama Ph.D. candidate Sarah Campbell announced today that she has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Arkansas State University's new campus just outside of Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. She will be defending her dissertation at IU in June and making the move to Arkansas State University CQ at the beginning of August.
Campbell is a recipient of the American Society for Theatre Research's Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowship and IU College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship. Her research interests include Contemporary Yucatec Maya language theatre, the intersections of theatre and folklore, touristic performance, and the theatricality of space and place.
In an article on the ASU website, ASU System President Chuck Welch celebrated the investment by Arkansas State University CQ, A.C., (ASUCQ), a private foundation led by Mexico businessman Ricardo González, as an "extraordinary, transformative gift and investment that will positively change generations in Mexico while strengthening relationships between his home country and the United States.”
Eric C. Heaps, also a Theatre and Drama Ph.D. candidate, recently announced that he has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College in Michigan starting in the Fall Semester 2018 teaching theatre history, as well as directing, and playwriting. He will be teaching Asian Theatre and a First Year Seminar in the fall.
Heaps received his B.A. in Theatre Arts Studies and Portuguese from Brigham Young University and his M.A. in Theatre History, Theory, and Literature from Indiana University. His research interests include translation and Luso-Brazilian theatre.
Heaps also provided this fun fact, "The Asian Theatre course I'm teaching was first taught on Kalamazoo College campus to a young Jennifer Goodlander by the retiring Ed Menta." IU Associate Professor Jennifer Goodlander joined the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance in 2012 and is also Director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program in the School of Global and International Studies.
We are so thrilled to congratulate these scholars and wish them all the best!