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Linnea C. Valdivia

PhD Student in Theatre & Drama | GSS Cluster Fellow

Linnea C. Valdivia (she/her) is a student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama program and a Mellon Cluster Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern. Her research interests include queerness in early America, medicalization of the body and theatrical performance as a site of queer meaning-making. In addition to her scholarly pursuits, she also is a professional freelance dramaturg, producer and playwright and has artistic credits at theaters including: the Lark, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Curious Theatre, Art House Productions, Playwrights Realm and New Dramatists. She received her BA in English from Whitman College.