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Assistant Professor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Dr. Hunt teaches courses in applied theatre, performance studies, and the history and theory of the discipline. Her areas of specialization include theatre for social transformation, art-based activism, relational performance, queer performance, devising, and drama as a tool for teaching and learning.
Courses Taught 
CMTC 200: Theories of Communication, Media, and Theatre (WIP)
CMTC 202: Voice and Diction
CMTT 130: Introduction to Theatre
CMTT 334: Studies in Drama (Queer Performance)
CMTT 337: Women Playwrights
CMTT 393: Creative Dramatics
Research Interests 
Dr. Hunt’s research interests involve the contemporary adaptation, contestation, and activist reclamation of ancient and classical texts and performance structures. Particular areas of interest include queer adaptation of ancient tragedy and the contemporary evolution of philosophical debates over the impact of mimesis on popular culture. Recent work focuses on mimesis in cuisine, both in restaurants and onstage. Her creative work focuses on collaborative devising processes, often involving the adaptation of classic works to new contexts.
Education 

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006)

M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001)

B.A. Hendrix College (1999)

Selected Publications 

New Paradigms in Drama and Performance as a Tool for Teaching and Learning. Co-authored with Manon van de Water and Mary McAvoy. Routledge. (Forthcoming: February 2015)

Introduction to Dramatic Arts. Edited with Dr. Barbara Clayton. 4th ed., Kendall/Hunt, 2011.

“Beyond the Spiral Barrel: A Critical History of Dance in the James Bond Films.” James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films Are Not Enough, ed. Rob Weiner, B. Lynn Witfield and Jack Becker. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

“I Greedily Resign!: Lucius Junius Brutus as Queer Transcultural Object.” Restoration and Eighteenth Century Theatre Research. 24.2 (Winter 2009).

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