Ecumenica Staff

David MasonDavid Mason, Editor

Dr. Mason is the author of The Performative Ground of Religion and Theatre (Routledge, 2019), Brigham Young: Sovereign in America (Routledge, 2014), and Theatre and Religion on Krishna’s Stage (Palgrave, 2009). His scholarship has appeared in Theatre Research International, New Literary History, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, the Journal of Popular Culture, in some other journals, and in some edited volumes. He is co-convener of the Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. For many years he served as a board member of the Association for Asian Performance.

Alicia CortsAlicia Corts, Assistant Editor

Alicia Corts is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Saint Leo University, a Benedictine institution in Florida, where she teaches a variety of theoretical and practical courses. Her research deals with the creation of identity in virtual spaces, specifically in relation to gender construction. Her work has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Symposium, and Ecumenica, and she is has also contributed to a number of edited volumes. In addition to her research activities, Alicia directs on a regular basis, including work as a co-founding member of WITS: Women in Theatre in the Southeast.

banerjiArnab Banerji, Secretary-Treasurer

Arnab Banerji is Associate Professor of Theatre History, Literature, and Dramaturgy at the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. His primary areas are contemporary Indian performance, translation of Indian plays, and performance of identity by the South Asian diaspora. He is the author of Contemporary Group Theatre in Kolkata (Routledge, 2020). His essays on Indian performance, Asian American performance, translation of South Asian plays, and diaspora identity performance have appeared in Asian Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Theatre Journal, Ecumenica, BOOM California, Studies in Musical Theatre, Sanglap, TDR, Southeastern Review of Asian Studies, Cerebration, and Virginia Review of Asian Studies.

Carla LaheyCarla Lahey, Book Review Editor

Carla Lahey is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Belmont University, where she coordinates the BFA in Theatre Education program. She graduated with her M.S. in Theatre for Theatre Educators from Florida State University and a PhD in Theatre from Louisiana State University, Carla’s research interests center on the intersections between Christianity and performance, with a focus on youth-based performance in evangelical churches. She has presented her research at the Mid-America Theatre Conference, SETC Theatre Symposium, and the American Society for Theatre Research.

FairfieldJoy Brooke Fairfield, Performance Review Editor

Dr. Fairfield helps develop, produce, and document new theatre/performance work that aims for collective liberation. A teacher of western theatre practice and a student of decolonizing strategies, Dr. Fairfield is an associate professor at Rhodes College in Memphis TN, a member of the Society for Directors & Choreographers (SDC) and an intimacy director with Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE).  Her/their past and current artistic collaborators include Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Knight & Brinegar, Dragonfly/Robin LaVerne Wilson, and Leigh Hendrix.  Joy’s writing has been included in the Journal for Dramatic Criticism, Studies in Musical Theatre, and several edited volumes.

DromgooleAmbre Dromgoole, Performance Review Editor

Ambre Dromgoole is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and a Provost Faculty Fellow at Cornell University. She received her doctorate from Yale University where she matriculated through the Departments of Religious Studies and African American Studies. Her work centers the composition, perception, and projections of Black sacred soundings across different social contexts, the ways that gender is (re)constituted in these spaces, and the artistic innovation that occurs outside the purview of traditionally recognized social, educational, and ecclesial institutions. She has published and presented this research in a variety of venues including the Journal of Popular Music Studies, the Journal of Ethnomusicology, the American Academy of Religion, and the American Studies Association.

Editors can be contacted using the following:

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