Ph.D., Stanford Univ. (1999)
M.A., Univ. of Washington (1993)
B.A., Georgetown Univ. (1989)
Diana R. Paulin has a joint appointment in American Studies and English. She earned her B.A. at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., her MA in English literature at the University of Washington in Seattle, her Ph.D. in English and American literature at Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at Trinity College, she had a joint appointment in English and American Studies at Yale University, with secondary appointments in African American Studies and Theater Studies. Her fields of interest include late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. fiction and drama, African American/U.S. literature and drama, and American Studies. She has worked more specifically on representations of miscegenation, race and sexuality, performance studies, cultural studies, comparative ethnic literature and disability studies. Paulin has taught courses on African American/U.S. literature, disability and race, representations of miscegenation, drama, performance studies and Afro-Asian American intersectionality. Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation U.S. Drama and Fiction was published by the University of Minnesota Press in July 2012. It won ASTR's (American Society for Theatre Research) 2013 Eroll Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship in African-American Theatre Studies. She has also published articles in Theatre Journal, Cultural Critique, and The Journal of Drama Theory and Criticism, as well as chapters in the Critical Anthology of African American Performance and Theater History and in White Women in Racialized Spaces. She is working on a new project, The Fictions of Disability.