Donnalee Dox

Associate Professor and Interim Head, Department of Performance Studies and Director, Religious Studies Program

Donnalee Dox is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. She is Head of the Department of Performance Studies and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies. She currently serves as Interim Head of Performance Studies, and has served as the Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Her research focuses on religion and the human body. In addition to a monograph, The Idea of the Theatre in Latin Christian Thought: Augustine to the Fourteenth Century (University of Michigan Press, 2004), she has published articles on medieval intellectual history, middle eastern dance, modern postural yoga, neo-shamanism, and contemporary spiritual performance. Her work has appeared in Theatre Journal, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Journal of Religion and Theatre, Theatre Research International, Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ecumenica, and TDR as well as in collections of essays, including the groundbreaking Acts of Faith: Religion, Theatre, and Performance (Routledge, 2011). Her monograph, Reckoning with Spirit in the Paradigm of Performance is forthcoming (University of Michigan Press, 2016).