Angela Ahlgren


Position: Assistant Professor, Theatre and Film
Phone: (419) 372-2399
Address: 215 Wolfe Center

Research and Teaching Interests:
Theater History and Performance Studies; Asian American Theater and Performance; Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Performance; Critical Dance Studies

Her writing appears in Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance, edited by Yutian Wong (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016) and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (March 2011), and is forthcoming in Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture and Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance, edited by Clare Croft (Oxford University Press). Her manuscript, Drumming Asian America: Taiko, Performance, and Cultural Politics, is under review at Oxford University Press.

Before joining the BGSU faculty, Angela held faculty positions at Texas A&M University and Ohio University. She earned her PhD in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin.

In the BGSU Department of Theatre & Film, Dr. Ahlgren has taught the following courses:

THFM 1410: The Theatrical Experience

THFM 3470: Theater History, Origins-1700

THFM 3480: Theater History, 1700-Present

THFM 6680: Queer Performance and Theory


PhD, Performance as Public Practice, University of Texas at Austin, 2011.

MA, English Literature, University of Minnesota, 2005.

BA, Theater Arts and English, Augsburg College, 1994.