Jill Dolan

Jill S. Dolan is the Dean of the College, the Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She directed the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies from 2009 to 2015. She is the author of The Feminist Spectator as Critic (1989, reissued in a 2012 anniversary edition with a new introduction and extended bibliography); Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre (2005); Theatre & Sexuality (2010); and many other books and essays. In 2013, she received the Distinguished Scholar Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Scholarship in the Field of Theatre Studies from the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2011, she won the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a lifetime achievement award from the Women and Theatre Program. Dolan is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She writes The Feminist Spectator blog at http://feministspectator.princeton.edu, for which she won the 2010-11 George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism. Her latest book, The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism for Stage and Screen (2013), collects 20 blog posts, 10 new essays, an extended introduction, and a “how to” discussion about writing feminist cultural criticism. She recently finished a critical study of the plays of Wendy Wasserstein, which will be published in 2017. She is the editor of Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama in 2012, and co-editor (with Holly Hughes and Alina Troyano) of Memories of the Revolution: The First 10 Years of the WOW Café Theatre, which was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2016 for Best LGBT Anthology. Dolan was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.