Catherine Schuler


The WGSS community has lost a longtime and respected colleague. Dr. Catherine Schuler, Professor Emerita of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, died on November 7, 2022 from metastatic cancer. She was 70 years old.

Dr. Schuler was a brilliant scholar, ardent teacher, and creative performer and director. She earned her Ph.D. in Theatre History and Theory/Criticism from Florida State University. She joined the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2011 and had previously been a faculty member in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Schuler’s major areas of research were Gender in Russian Theatre, Performance, and Culture; Historical and Contemporary Avant-Garde Performance; and Gender and Performance Drag.

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