Annie Holt, Ph.D.
Originally from San Francisco, California, Annie Holt is a humanities professor, theater nerd and bibliophile. Her scholarship focuses on history and theory of costume design, embodiment, and gender studies. She has a love-hate relationship (both personal and professional) with opera. She teaches courses on the performing arts, fashion and cinema, as well as general humanities.
Education and Certifications
- Ph.D. in Theatre, Columbia University, 2014
- B.A. in Dramaturgy, University of Virginia, 2006
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Modernizing Costume Design, 1820-1920, Routledge, 2021.
“Objectify Me: Thing Theory, Deborah Voigt and the Little Black Dress,” in Studies in Costume & Performance, Fall 2018.
“Material Truths: reconsidering historical costumes and the rise of the director,” in Theatre and Performance Design, December 2017.
“Speaking Looks: a conversation about costume design with Edward Gordon Craig, Leon Bakst, and Pablo Picasso,” in Mime Journal, Spring 2017.
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