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

She is the author of Drumming Asian America: Taiko, Performance and Cultural Politics (Oxford, 2018). Her essays appear in Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance, edited by Yutian Wong (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016); Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture; Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings, edited by Clare Croft (Oxford, 2017); and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (March 2011),

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 6610: Theater and Performance in Cultural Contexts, 1700-Present

THFM 6630: Introduction to Performance Studies

THFM 6600: Theater and Performance in Cultural Contexts, Origins-1700

THFM 7670: Staging Race in the 19th-21st Centuries

THFM 7660: Marlowe in Performance

THFM 1410: The Theatrical Experience

THFM 3470: Theater History, Origins-1700

THFM 3480: Theater History, 1700-Present

THFM 6680: Queer Performance and Theory

She also teaches MUCT 3950: Workshop (Taiko Ensemble) in the College of Musical Arts


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.