Michelle Carriger

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Michelle Liu Carriger specializes in the historiography of theater, performance and everyday life, with special focus on gender, race and sexuality, as well as how clothing and fashion can themselves serve as historiographical methods for maintaining bodily links to the past. Her publications on cultural appropriation and Victorian-era sex scandal have won the Gerald Kahan prize from the American Society for Theatre Research in 2014 and 2019, as well as the 2019 Outstanding Article Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her first monograph, Theatricality of the Closet, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.