Faculty Profile for Dr. Kevin James Byrne

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Dr. Kevin James Byrne
Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-2147

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Byrne has a PhD in Theatre Studies from the City Univeristy of New York, Graduate Center, a MA in Theatre from Northwestern University, and BAs in Theatre and English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Teaching Interests


Fine Arts, Popular Culture, Theatre History, Theatre Theory, African American Drama

Research Interests

Contemporary US Performance, Representations of Race in Popular Culture.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Byrne, K. J. (n.d.). Jukebox Musicals: An Interpretive History. London, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Dramaturg, Scenarios. June 2021 - September 2021.
    Performances:
    • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Curriculum Subcommittee
October 2021-Present
Member
Common Experience Committee
September 2021-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of American Drama and Theatre
August 2015-Present