Wade Hollingshaus serves as the department chair of the Theatre and Media Arts Department. He is a member of TMA’s Critical Studies faculty and the head of Dramaturgy Studies. He is also a member of the BYU Honors Faculty and an affiliate faculty with BYU’s Scandinavian Studies program. His work has been published in Theatre TopicsTheatre Journal, Nordic Theatre Studies, Review: The Journal of DramaturgyScandinavian Studies, and The Journal of Finnish Studies. He is the author of Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie (2013) and is currently working two new book projects: one on 19th-century Finnish-American immigrant theatre, and one on Peter Gabriel and theatricality . He serves as a Core Convener for the international Performance Philosophy network and as the liaison between the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) and the Theatre Library Association (TLA).


BA, Theatre Education (Honors), Brigham Young University, 1998
MA, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, 2001
PhD, Theatre History/Theory/Criticism, University of Minnesota, 2008

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