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Marlis Schweitzer

BA, BFA (Victoria), PhD (Toronto)

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre

Marlis Schweitzer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at York University where she teaches courses on performance and commodity culture, Broadway musical theatre, theatre research methodologies, and nineteenth-century popular entertainment. She is the author of When Broadway was the Runway: Theater, Fashion and American Culture  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), and has published articles in numerous journals including Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, TDR, Theatre Research International, Theatre Research in Canada, and Canadian Theatre Review, as well as in the edited collections Performance and the City (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, Consumers (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

Professor Schweitzer served as associate editor of Theatre Research in Canada in 2012 and in 2013 took the helm as editor. She has held research fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Library of Congress (Kluge Centre), the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her current research focuses on tracking the transnational trade in theatrical commodities between Europe and North America at the turn of the 20th century.