Joseph Paul Hill

Ph.D. Student in Theatre interested in d/Deaf and Disability Studies

I'm a doctoral student in the Theatre and Performance Program at the Graduate Center. I study the intersections of Deaf, Disability, and Performance Studies; the body as spectacle in the 19th c.; and the sociology of producing U.S. regional theatre. I'm also currently a Graduate Fellow in the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development.

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Academic Interests

– Deaf and Disability Studies
– 19th c. popular entertainments, esp. freak shows, circuses, museums, and zoos
– Interactions between U.S. regional theatre and Broadway
– Theatre aesthetics and theatrical conventions

  • Ph.D. studentPh.D. Program in Theatre and PerformanceCUNY Graduate Center
  • Graduate FellowOffice of Career Planning and Professional DevelopmentCUNY Graduate Center
  • Officer of Digital InitiativesDoctoral Theatre Students' AssociationCUNY Graduate Center
  • Graduate Student RepresentativeMusic Theatre / Dance Focus Group, ATHE*Non-CUNY

Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance, The Graduate Center, CUNY, expected 2020
– Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program

B.A.s in Theatre Arts and English, California State University, Fullerton
– Production and Performance concentration, Directing emphasis
– Thesis Directing Project: Savage/Love by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin
summa cum laude, President’s Scholar


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