Catherine M. Young studies power, the circulation of capital in contemporary musicals, and discourses of animality in popular entertainments. Her writing has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. The collaboratively written piece "'I Wanna Be Like You’: Negotiating race, racism and Orientalism in The Jungle Book on stage" will appear in a forthcoming collection on the Disney musical (Methuen). Catherine teaches theatre and literature courses at Baruch College. She completed her dissertation under the direction of David Savran at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she earned her PhD in Theatre in 2016.
Catherine M. Young