Our Teaching Faculty includes numerous faculty members in several colleges at UAH who teach classes designated as Women's and Gender Studies courses.

 

Dr. Chad Thomas

Associate Professor,
Director of Women's and Gender Studies,
English

Contact

1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 278M
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.824.6323
chad.thomas@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Chad Allen Thomas is the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program. He is also an associate professor of Shakespeare and dramatic literature in the English department at UAH. He also teaches classes for the Honors College, the Theatre program, and Women's and Gender Studies. Positing a connection between subjectivity and spectatorship, his research attempts to theorize the manifold responses cross-gender casting elicits from audiences, artists, and critics. His scholarship has been published in Shakespeare Bulletin, Comparative Drama, Theatre Topics, 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period, and the essay collection Shakespeare on the Campus Stage (published by Cambridge University Press.)

As well, he regularly presents papers at academic conferences, including the Shakespeare Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, the American Popular Culture Association, and Queer Studies Now.

His creative work with Theatre at UAH has included directing The Comedy of Errors (2011), The Tempest (2012), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (2014) A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015), and The Laramie Project (2015), as well as playing Joe Keller in All My Sons (2013). In addition, Dr. Thomas has been involved with several productions through Rocket City Shakespeare.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website


Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Michigan, 2009
  • M.A., English, University of Michigan, 2003
  • M.A., English, University of North Texas, 2002
  • M.S., Theater, University of North Texas, 2000
  • B.F.A., Theater, University of New Mexico

Credits

  • Macbeth, Macbeth, Rocket City Shakespeare, 2016
  • Director, The Laramie Project, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
  • Dramaturge, Richard III, Rocket City Shakespeare, 2015
  • Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2015
  • Director, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2014
  • Touchstone & dramaturge, As You Like It, Rocket City Shakespeare, Huntsville, 2014
  • Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew, Rocket City Shakespeare, Huntsville, 2014
  • Joe Keller, All My Sons, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2013
  • Director, The Tempest, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2012
  • Director, The Comedy of Errors, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2011

Affiliations

  • American Society for Theatre Research
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Modern Language Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Shakespeare Association of America

Expertise

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
  • Lesbian, Gay, and Queer Studies
  • Theater and Performance Studies
  • British, American, and World Drama
  • English Renaissance Literature

Recent Publications

  • Review of "Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare." Theatre History Studies 32: 2012

  • "On Queering Twelfth Night," Theatre Topics 20.2: 2010

  • "Negotiating the Interregnum: The Political Drama of Davenant and Tatham," 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period 10: 2004

  • Review of "Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare." Theatre History Studies 32: 2012

  • "On Queering Twelfth Night," Theatre Topics 20.2: 2010

  • "Negotiating the Interregnum: The Political Drama of Davenant and Tatham," 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period 10: 2004