Bradley Rogers

Assistant Professor of Theater Studies

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Bridge Appointment
Years Funded: 
2013 to 2016

Bradley Rogers' work focuses on musical theatre and on performance theory, with research interests in the relationship between theater, film, and new media; gender and sexuality; the relationships between visuality and aurality; and American theatre and performance.

Brad was at Duke as an ACLS Fellow in 2012-13 and became a tenure-track faculty member in 2013-14. He was chosen for a summer 2014 Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress, where he conducted research on the cinematic dramaturgy of Rouben Mamoulian’s musical theatre. During the school year at Duke he ran a successful lecture series—featuring speakers from Princeton, CUNY, and the University of Rochester/Eastman School of Music, as well as an Emmy-award winning guest artist—which attracted students not only from Duke, but from UNC and NC State as well.

Brad is nearing completion of his book manuscript and has begun research for a second project, in addition to work on two shorter articles (one on animation and music; another on blackface in musical theatre). He continues to serve as a Faculty-in-Residence and to engage deeply with Duke undergraduates.

His Duke faculty mentor is Professor Tom Ferraro.