Justin A. Blum is an Assistant Professor who teaches theatre history, dramatic literature, and dramaturgy. His published research focuses on melodrama and other popular performance forms, as well as the intersection between theatre history, dramaturgy, and contemporary theatrical production. He holds a PhD in Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto, an MA in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Before arriving at the University of Lethbridge he taught at the Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto; the Department of English and Drama, University of Toronto Mississauga; Theatre Studies Program, Western University; and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, University of Toronto, where he was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
Recent Research & Publications
Co-Investigator, “Gatherings: Archival and Oral Histories of Canadian Performance.” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, 2017-2020.
Introduction and Edition of Acadius; or, Love In a Calm. In Canadian Plays and Performance Documents, 1606-1967. University of Alberta Press. (In press).
“Dramaturgy For Digital Natives.” Theatre Research In Canada 39.1 (Spring 2017).