Department of Theatre
Associate Professor - Theatre, Performance Studies, African American Studies, and Radio/Television/Film
Theatre and Interpretation Center, Room 215A
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2430
Graduate Programs: African American Studies, Performance Studies, Screen Cultures, Theatre, Writing for Screen & Stage
Dr. Harvey Young is an award-winning author and an internationally recognized authority on African American culture and performing arts. He is the author of Theatre & Race and Embodying Black Experience, winner of 2011 “Book of the Year” awards from the National Communication Association and the American Society for Theatre Research; editor of The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre; and coeditor of Performance in the Borderlands and Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays. He has published more than three dozen essays/articles/chapters on African American culture. Dr. Young is a former Vice President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a past President of the Black Theatre Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Theatre Research, the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and the Yale Club of Chicago. Dr. Young graduated with honors from Yale and holds a Ph.D. from Cornell. In 2012-2013, he will be a Fellow at Harvard University. For more information, see his personal site.
|PhD||Theatre, Cornell University|
|MA||Theatre, Cornell University|
|MA||Media Study/Women's Studies, University at Buffalo|
|BA||Film Studies, Yale University (with Distinction)|
Young, Harvey (2013). Theatre & Race. Palgrave Macmillan.
Young, Harvey (2012). The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre. Cambridge University Press.
Rugg, Rebecca Ann and Harvey Young (2012). Reimagining A Raisin in the Sun: Four New Plays. Northwestern University Press.
Rivera-Servera, Ramon and Harvey Young (2011). Performance in the Borderlands. Palgrave Macmillan.
Young, Harvey (2010). Embodying Black Experience. University of Michigan Press.
Recent Awards and Honors
|2011||Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship, American Society for Theatre Research|
|2011||Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship, National Communication Association|
|2011||African American Studies Outstanding Affliate Award|
|2009||Clarence Simon Award for Outstanding Teaching|
Recent Fellowships & Grants
|2012||Harvard University, Warren Center (American History), Visiting Faculty Fellowship|
|2007||Stanford University, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Visiting Faculty Fellowship|
|2006||Mellon Foundation/Alice B. Kaplan Center for the Humanities (Northwestern) Grant|
|2005||National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend|
|2001||Harvard University, W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Non-Resident Fellowship|
|503||Social Events as Performance|
|448||Theatre & Race|
|502||Research Design & Prospectus Writing|