Eric Brinkman

Graduate Consultant

Eric Brinkman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Theatre Department, and his dissertation deploys performance studies, affect theory, transgender and queer theory, and feminist inquiry in an interrogation of the limits of the representation of gender, race, and class difference in the performance of Shakespeare on contemporary theatrical stages. As a teacher, Eric focuses on helping students learn to analyze and approach complexity from different perspectives. He also practices martial arts, the Irish flute, and Tibetan Buddhist meditation, and has had the privilege to teach meditation and yoga at centers in China, Columbia, and the Ukraine, amongst others.