Jennifer Madden

Visiting Instructor of Theatre, Public Speaking Liaison


Main Interests

Theatre history, Asian theatre and performance, the history of dance, Brechtian theatre, political theatre


Ph.D., Brown University
M.A., Brown University
B.A., Bridgewater State College

Research Interests

My doctoral dissertation examined North American Neo-Paganism and its connection to Hindu lila (sacred play). I am interested in how play and subversion in a spiritual context operates as a form of protest, a political strategy, and as a path towards optimal experience.

Teaching Interests

Public speaking
Performance in the classroom