Joanna Mansbridge received her PhD in English from the Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2010. She earned her MA from Simon Fraser University in 2005 and BA (Hons) from the University of Regina in 2003. She has taught at the City University of New York, at universities on both Canadian coasts, and at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
Her book Paula Vogel (University of Michigan Press, 2014) is the first book length study of the playwright. Other articles and chapters appear in Theatre Research International, Modern Drama, Comparative Drama, the Journal of Popular Culture, Canadian Theatre Review, Methuen Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights, and Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice. Her current research focuses on ecological approaches to theatre-making, urban studies and site specific performance.
She is on the international advisory board for the performance studies journal, Performance Matters.
Modern and Contemporary Drama; Performance Studies; Film and Visual Culture; Gender Studies; Environmental Humanities.