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Lecturer, English and Theatre Studies, The University of Melbourne

Sarah Balkin is a Lecturer in English and Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches courses on theatre and performance, modernism, and genre fiction. Her work has appeared in Modern Drama, Genre, and Theatre Journal, and Public Books. She is the Assistant Editor of the journal, Theatre Research International. Sarah is currently completing a monograph, “Occult Materials: Character on the Modern Stage.”


  • –present
    Lecturer, English and Theatre Studies, University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    Rutgers University, PhD
  • 2009 
    Rutgers University, MA
  • 2004 
    University of California, Los Angeles, BA (hons)