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About Kim Solga

I’m a teacher who is also a scholar. I’m a feminist who recognizes the complexity of that term – and is still a feminist. 

I work on modern feminist performance, on early modern performance and its contemporary iterations, and on contemporary urban performance and its neoliberal resonances. 

If I could not collaborate with artists, students, and colleagues on a regular basis, I would probably quit my job. 

My students are my favourite collaborators. (Teaching is a collaborative practice, after all.)

I’m currently the general editor of Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada. I also write a teaching blog, The Activist Classroom; it’s a labour of love. Find me at

I am happy to chat with graduate students about supervising dissertations in the following fields: contemporary theatre and performance; performance theory; feminist or queer performance theory and practice; early modern theatre; early modern performance studies. 

As an affiliate of the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, I’m also happy to be involved with dissertation projects engaged with feminist, gender, and sexuality studies that may not immediately focus on theatre or performance.

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Present Affiliate Professor, Women's Studies and Feminist Research, Western University
Present Associate Professor of Drama, Theatre and Performance Theory, Department of English, Western University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, 2012-14
  • Eugene O'Neill Award, Canadian Association for Theatre Research, 2013
  • Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching, UWO, 2009
  • Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2009-2012
  • Richard Plant Essay Prize, Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR), 2008


  • English 3556: 20th Century Drama
  • Theatre Studies 2202: Performance Beyond Theatres
  • Theatre Studies 3205: History of Performance Theory

Contact Information

University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 3K7
Tel: 1 519 661 2111 x80118


Books (9)

Book chapters (12)