Katherine Steele Brokaw, Assistant Professor of English
Katherine Steele Brokaw received her PhD in English from the University of Michigan in 2011. She is the author of Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval Early English Drama (Cornell University Press, 2016). She has also published articles and reviews in Shakespeare Bulletin, Comparative Drama, and Pedagogy, and has an essay in the forthcoming collection Beyond Boundaries: Rethinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England (Indiana University Press, 2017). She is currently working on articles about dice games in Tudor drama, and about contemporary performances of amateur drama.
At UC-Merced, she teaches medieval and early modern literature, world drama, performance theory, and children's literature, and she is currently serving as Chair of the Undergraduate English program.
Dr. Brokaw co-directs and co-produces UC-Merced's annual children's opera, which brings 3500 area schoolchildren to campus every May to experience live opera in Lakireddy Auditorium. She also acts, directs, and dramaturges in California's Central Valley and, increasingly, around the world as well.