Associate Professor - Theatre & Dance
Dr. Andrew Gibb is an assistant professor of theatre history, theory, and criticism in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. He has published in the field of Chican@ theatre and popular performance, but his primary work centers on the intersection of performance, ethnicity, and power in the nineteenth century U.S. West. He is currently finishing a book-length manuscript on performance in California during the transition from Mexican to U.S. rule, titled “Rehearsing California: Californios, Anglos, and the Making of the Usonian West.” His piece “The Paduanos and the Theatrical Construction of California’s Mexican Past” appears in Querying Difference in Theatre History, edited by Scott Magelssen and Ann Haugo (2007), and he has published in the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, the Latin American Theatre Review, and Comparative Drama. He has presented work before the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the American Society for Theatre Research, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the International Conference on Chicano Literature. He received his Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008, and his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1995.