Eero Laine

PhD

Eero Laine.

Eero Laine

PhD

Eero Laine

PhD

Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Graduate Theatre
Assistant Professor

Research Topics

Theatre Studies

Education

  • PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, St. Cloud State University

Bio

Eero Laine is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His first book Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage, engages the often peculiar performance form of professional wrestling to examine issues of labor, class, and the financial and global influence of live, popular entertainment. Eero is a co-editor of Performance and Professional Wrestling (2017). His research has been published in GPS: Global Performance Studies, Performance Research, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, RiDE: Research in Drama Education, Text & Performance Quarterly, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, TDR: The Drama Review, and Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, among others. He is the editor of the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism and is also one of the co-editors of Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association. Eero serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Performance Studies international. At UB he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in theatre history and theory and has directed Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, Anne Washburn’s 10 Out of 12, and Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men on Boats.