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Tamara Underiner

Bio

Tamara Underiner is Associate Dean for Research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and theatre, where she directs the Ph.D. program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas. As Associate Dean, she convenes the Herberger Research Council, serves as the liaison between Herberger faculty and ASU's Office for Knowledge Enterprise Development, assists in the identification of funding opportunities and development of grant proposals, and helps link Herberger faculty and graduate students to other faculty and graduate stduentsacross ASU who share similar research interests. Her own research is in the area of the arts and cultural wellbeing.

She is the author of Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico: Death-Defying Acts (University of Texas Press, 2004), and has published essays in Theatre Journal, Signs, Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance, TDR, and critical anthologies from academic presses in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. She is active in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Latin American Studies Association, and the American Society for Theatre Research. She also serves on the Board of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, based in New York City.

As director of the doctoral program in Theatre and Performance of the Americas, she works closely with faculty across the Institute to develop individualized curricula, research projects, and funding opportunities for students interested in pursuing research on the relationship between artistic performance, in all its forms, and the ongoing history of the Americas and their peoples.

She earned a B.A. in Communication Arts from the University of Dayton in 1980, an M.A. in Theatre from Arizona State University in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Washington in 1997. She joined the ASU faculty as an assistant professor in 2001 after a faculty appointment at he University of Minnesota School of Theatre and Dance. In 2003 she was named a Faculty Exemplar by ASU President Michael Crow.

 

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 691 Seminar
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 692 Research
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
THP 692 Research

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 505 Critical Theory & Performance
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 692 Research
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
THP 692 Research

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 691 Seminar
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 692 Research
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
THP 692 Research

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 691 Seminar
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 692 Research
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
THP 692 Research

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 791 Seminar
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 500 Research Methods
THE 590 Reading and Conference
THE 591 Seminar
THE 592 Research
THE 599 Thesis
THE 692 Research
THE 695 Continuing Registration
THE 792 Research
THE 799 Dissertation
THP 692 Research

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Stephens,Mary Sarah * , Pinholster,Jacob Daniel , Underiner,Tamara Lou , . Nogales. Multi-Arts Production Fund (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2016).

* principal investigator

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