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Faculty Profile

Pria Wood

Theatre & Film
Instructional Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
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110 Isom Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5816
Joined UM: August 17, 2017

Brief Bio

Dr. Wood is deeply invested in understanding how the stories people tell themselves--through drama, film, performance, and history--affect human behavior and thought. His research focuses on cross-cultural avant-garde, cognitive science, popular culture, and gender within the US, Europe, and Japan during the 20th and 21st centuries. He has presented work on the shared corporeal topography of Butoh dance and live zombie performances and the cognitive effects of certain kinds of dramatic language and his publications include works on gender representation in theatre (Into the Woods) and film (Aliens), as well as performance and book reviews. He is currently working on his first book which looks at the early years of the Living Theatre as well as the company's continued cultural impact. He holds an MA in Theatre History and Performance Studies from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2018 he was named as an Isom Fellow by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and is developing classes on women and the avant-garde as well as representations of queer sexualities and polyamory in theatre.


University of Pittsburgh Main Campus (2016)