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Dissertations in Progress
Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2020

Dr. Troy Matthew Lescher, Editor/Researcher
Gwynnevere Cristobal, Editor

This is the sixty-eighth annual report of dissertations in progress in theatre arts. The entries contained in this report were gathered from institutions offering a doctoral degree in theatre or related fields. The accuracy of this report depends largely on the cooperation of faculty members who submitted complete and timely information. By compiling this data, we seek to inform the greater theatre community of the diverse research projects currently underway across various universities and disciplines.

This report lists (in order) the doctoral student’s name, dissertation title, institution, academic department, faculty supervisor(s), and projected year of completion. Dissertation topics are arranged in two parts: in Part I, topics are listed first geographically, and secondarily by time periods; and Part II provides additional divisions for those projects that are not easily classified within geographic or historical parameters, but conform to other emerging areas of contemporary research.

A request for submissions for the 2021 edition will be emailed in the Fall (2020). Please contact the 2020-2021 editor (troy.lescher[at] if your institution is not already receiving the annual call for submissions.

My fellow editor and I are grateful for the effort of those who have contributed to this annual report.

Dissertations in Progress (Google Sheet - searchable)
Dissertations in Progress (.pdf)

Dr. Troy Matthew Lescher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Film & Dance at Humboldt State University (California State University).

Gwynnevere Cristobal is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Theatre Arts at Humboldt State University (California State University).

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