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Justine Nakase

Assistant Professor

Justine Nakase (she/her/hers) is a theatre and performance studies scholar and maker. She received her PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway where her thesis, Performing Scalar Interculturalism, examined how theatre, sport, music, and dance can challenge boundaries of race, nationality and Irish identity. She is co-editor of the two-volume collection The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights (1716-2016) published by Liverpool University Press (2021). Her writing has also appeared in the journals Scene and New Hibernia Review and as chapters in the edited collections Performance in a Militarized Culture (Routledge, 2017), Interculturalism and Performance Now (Palgrave, 2018), The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance (Methuen, 2020), The Gate Theatre: A Stage of Emancipation (Liverpool University Press, 2021), Austerity and Irish Women's Writing and Culture, 1980-2020 (Routledge, 2022), and Emerging from the Silence: Working-Class Women in Irish Theatre (Routledge, forthcoming). Justine has taught at the National University of Ireland, Galway; Trinity College Dublin; Portland State University; and Linfield University. She has also acted as a guest director at Linfield University and Reed College. Her research interests include critical race theory, identity and performance, practice as research, and "non-traditional" casting.