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R. Darren Gobert

Professor of Theater Studies
Theater Studies
109D Page, Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680
Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Wednesday and Friday, noon to 1:00 p.m. and by appointment  


R. Darren Gobert specializes in comparative modern and contemporary Western drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre. His publications include The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Bloomsbury) and The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (Stanford UP), which won both the Ann Saddlemyer Prize from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the Barnard Hewitt Award from the American Society for Theatre Research. His other honors include a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and the President’s University-Wide Teaching Award from York University.

From 2015 to 2020, he was editor of the journal Modern Drama.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Theater Studies · 2019 - Present Theater Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Chair of the Department of Theater Studies · 2021 - Present Theater Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of English · 2019 - Present English, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Columbia University · 2003 Ph.D.