Fiona Gregory teaches in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University. She holds a PhD and BA, Hons from the Australian National University.
Fiona's interest in theatre history and literature was developed during undergraduate studies in drama and English. However it was the opportunity to uncover lost stories in the letters and scrapbooks of long-forgotten performers during postgraduate fieldwork at the British Library and New York Public Library that convinced her to pursue an academic career.
Fiona's research has continued in an interdisciplinary mode, bringing together areas such as Elizabethan performance, nineteenth-century cultural history and classical Hollywood cinema. Her current research project is a wide-ranging study of actresses and mental illness, drawing on historical examples and literary and cultural representations to consider the intersections of ‘hysteria’ and the ‘histrionic’.