Courtney


Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Ph.D. 2007

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Theater

Specialties: American Theater Historiography

Native American and Chicano Studies

Performance and Cultural Studies

Critical Race Theory.

Dissertation Director: Dr. Haiping Yan

Dissertation Committee UCLA Faculty:

Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Dr. Patricia Harter,

Dr. Gary Gardner

B. A. 2002 Department of Theater

University of California, Los Angeles

Concentrations: Acting and Critical Studies.

Ph.D. Dissertation: Clashes of Cultural Memory in Popular Festival Performance in

Southern California: 1910s-Present

Languages: Spanish: reading, writing and speaking.

Teaching & Research Positions:

2007 Instructor, Human Cultures: Introduction to Native American Culture

Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Instructor, Eyewitness to History

Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Instructor, Indigenous Healing Traditions

Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Instructor, Film and the American Superhero

Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Instructor, Human Cultures: Race and Place in the USA

Dominican University of California, San Rafael

Instructor, Cultural Anthropology: Power & Culture

Dominican University of California: San Rafael

2005 - 2006 Research Assistant, Professor Hanay Geiogamah,

Director of American Indian Studies Center

University of California, Los Angeles

2004 - 2005 Instructor, Race and the American Drama

College of Letters and Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Teaching Fellow, Inside the Performing Arts

College of Letters and Science, University of California, Los Angeles

2003 - 2004 Teaching Assistant, American Theater History

The School of Theater, Film and Television, Department of Theater

University of California, Los Angeles

Teaching Assistant, Drama of Diversity

The School of Theater, Film and Television, Department of Theater

University of California, Los Angeles

Research Assistant, Professor Hanay Geiogamah,

Director of the American Indian Studies Center

University of California, Los Angeles

2001 - 2002 Teaching Assistant, American Theater History

The School of Theater, Film and Television, Department of Theater

University of California, Los Angeles

ArtsBridge Scholar, Creative Dramatics

Implemented original dramatic curricula to 2nd, 4th, and 10th grade public school students.

Conference Panel Presentations:

"Public Performance and Memory as Home: The Creation of Homeplace

through Performance of the Past in Santa Barbara's 'Old Spanish Days Fiesta.'" American Society for Theatre Research Conference,

November 18, 2007.

"Inter-active Workshop: Planning and Funding a California Native Studies Program." California Indian Conference and Gathering: Building Community, October 27, 2007.

Conference Co-Host and Project HOOP Project Manager; "Project HOOP,

National Gathering 2006: The Second Half," University of California, Los Angeles, June 19-22, 2006.

American Indian Playwriting Workshop Facilitator; "Project HOOP, National

Gathering 2006: The First Half," University of California, Los Angeles

March 23-25, 2006.

"Dividing the Present by Performing the Past: Surrogation and Nostalgia in Santa Barbara's 'Old Spanish Days.'" American Theater in Higher Education Conference, August 4, 2006.

"Native Arts Towards Decolonization: An Examination of Jaune-Quick-to-See Smith's 'Paper Dolls,' and Hanay Geiogamah's 'Foghorn.'" The Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Cultures Association Conference, February10, 2005.

"Dividing the Present by Performing the Past: Surrogation and Nostalgia in Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days,'" presented at "(dis)junctions," University of California, Riverside's Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, March 26, 2004.

"Unpacking Ramona: Identity of Nostalgia in Hemet California's 'Ramona Festival,'" University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film and Television, Graduate Forum, March 11, 2004.

"Little (white) Women: Whiteness constructed in Alcott's Little Women And Split Britches "Little Women, the Tragedy." University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Theater, Graduate Symposium, November 5, 2002.

Awards and Fellowships:

Institute of American Cultures Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian Studies, 2006-2007, awarded by the Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles.

Cota Robles Graduate Diversity Fellowship, 2002 - 2006, awarded by the Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles.

ArtsBridge Scholarship Program, 2001- 2002, awarded annual support for excellence in teaching creative dramatics in under-funded elementary and high school classes.

UCLA Alumnae Scholarship for Theater Arts, June 1998, awarded by University of California, Los Angeles Alumnae Association.

Professional Memberships:

Member of American Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Latina/o Focus Group

Member of American Society for Theatre Research

Member of the National Collegiate Honors Society

Member of Environment California

Production Experience (most recent and selective)

Leading Roles:

The World Premiere of "Arlington,"roles: Sunsong/Betty/Iris, The Company of Angels, Sept. 2006

"Mrs. Warren's Profession," role: Vivie Warren, Foggy Day Productions, Mar. 2004

"Romeo & Juliet," role: Juliet, East India Theater Company, June 2002

Direction and Assistant Direction:

The Bay Ensemble, "Dancing at Lughnasa," position: director/producer, July 2005

UCLA Underground, "Spring Storm," position: director, January 2002

Marin Theater Company Summer Youth Program, "Much About Nothing," assistant director, August 1999

Professional and Personal Interests:

Grassroots theater, Shakespeare in performance, community issues & formation, Native cultural renewal, learning the Inezeño Chumash language, Environmental activism, Women's Studies, travel, cross-cultural intellectual exchange, live music & performance


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