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Silva Steuernagel, Marcos Davi

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research overview

  • Marcos Davi Silva Steuernagel works at the intersection of performance and politics, Brazilian and Latin American theatre and performance, and the digital humanities. He is co-editor with Diana Taylor of the multilingual digital books What is Performance Studies? (Duke University Press; HemiPress, 2015) and Resistant Strategies (HemiPress, 2021), and has published essays in TDR: The Drama Review, Latin American Theatre Review, and the Journal of Global South Studies, has conducted extensive fieldwork in Brazil and in Southern Mexico, and has chaired transnational and multilingual panels in English, Portuguese, and Spanish with scholars from across the Americas. He is currently working on a monograph that traces the intrinsic relationship between politics, performance, and cultural funding throughout the rise and fall of the Workers’ Party era in Brazil (2002-2016).


  • Performance Studies, Digital Humanities, Coloniality


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courses taught

  • ARSC 1490 - MASP Humanities Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Enhances students' knowledge and appreciation of the humanities. Readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, workshopping papers and presentation, guest speakers, and outside activities are designed to enhance both students' appreciation of the subject matter and their performance in their regular courses. Emphasis is on actively using knowledge of humanities in a variety of ways. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
  • LAMS 1000 - Introduction to Latin American and Latinx Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Focuses on the main topics of Latin American and Latinx Studies, exploring them through interdisciplinary approaches. Core course of the Latin American and Latinx Studies Certificate.
  • THDN 6009 - Research and Teaching in Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Provides an overview of resources, methodologies, and strategies for graduate teaching in the fields of theatre, dance, and performance studies. Students will be exposed to library and other resources available to them in the department and in the university, and will develop a research proposal for a project they plan to develop during their graduate studies.
  • THTR 2021 - Global Theatre 2: Forms of Modern Theatre and Drama
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
    Explores the dramatic literature, performance traditions and cultural contexts in world theatre from 1600s to the present, through discussion, writing and theatre practice, with an emphasis on the impacts of modernity and colonialism.
  • THTR 4059 - Open Topics in Theatre and Drama
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Covers topics not otherwise listed in the curriculum. Topics for each semester are specified in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • THTR 5010 - Introduction to Performance Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduces students to the diverse genealogies of the field of performance studies by surveying foundational texts and key topics and by examining theoretical and methodological questions raised by particular performance practices. Provides students with vocabulary and references to continue to navigate the field of performance studies, as well as the many other academic fields that intersect with it.
  • THTR 5049 - Special Topics in Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Opportunity for students to explore, upon consultation with the instructor, areas in theatre that the normal sequence of offerings may not allow. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as THTR 4049.
  • THTR 6111 - On Stage Studies: Global Contemporary Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores global theatre from the early 1960s to the present, with particular attention towards balancing the avant garde and popular theatre in recent world drama.
  • THTR 6959 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2023
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.


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