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Dr. Christopher J Mitchell, Associate Dean, CLAS and Professor, Theatre

Office: 2218 - Doudna Fine Arts Center
Phone: 217-581-2922
Fax: 217-581-7085

A native of both the DC area and east-central Pennsylvania, Dr. Mitchell brings a dual background of artistic and scientific training to the table.  He has served as Associate Dean (Arts and Humanities) of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 2014.  He has been a member of EIU's theatre faculty since 2001, achieving the rank of Professor in 2013.  For the department, he primarily teaches the theatre history/literature sequence of courses.  He has published and presented both internationally and nationally in his primary area of research expertise, the plays of August Strindberg.  He is also a director and dramaturg, participating in many University Theatre productions over the years.  He is a proud affiliate faculty member of the Women's Studies, Film Studies, and Asian Studies programs, and remains active teaching and writing in those areas as well. 

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Frequently Taught Courses

THA 3751G: Origins of Theatre
THA 3752G: Theatre from the 17th Century to the Present Day


B.S., Physics, Georgetown University, 1994
M.A., Theatre, The Catholic University of America, 1996
Ph.D., Theatre, University of Georgia, 1999
Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, University of Georgia, 1999


Plays of August Strindberg
Scandinavian Theatre, Film, and Culture
Gender Studies, Feminist Performance, Feminist Theory, Feminist Pedagogy
19th and 20th Century European/American Theatre History (as well as connections to broader historical trends in these eras)
Intersections of Science, Technology, and the Arts; Interactive Performance


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Department of Theatre

2080 Doudna Fine Arts Cntr.
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3121

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(217) 581-3110

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