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Yizhou Huang

Published October 18, 2021

Postdoctoral Scholar, Theatre & Performance Research
School of Theatre


Yizhou Huang is a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Theatre, Florida State University. Her work draws on theatre history and historiography, performance studies, and postcolonialism to examine modern and contemporary Chinese theatre and performance, transnational performance, and Asian American theatre.

Her current book project, “Cosmopolitan Performance and Its Ecologies in Interwar Shanghai,” examines Shanghai’s vibrant theatre scene engendered by foreign settlers and the influences of these performances on native art forms in the 1920s and 1930s. She received the Helsinki Prize from the International Federation for Theatre Research in 2014 and the New Scholars Prize from the United Kingdom’s Society for Theatre Research in 2020. Her writing has appeared in Asian Theatre Journal and Texas Theatre Journal.


Ph.D., Theatre and Performance Studies, Tufts University, 2021
M.A., Drama, Tufts University, 2016
B.A., English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2013

Teaching Areas

Script Analysis
Global East Asian Theatre