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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-3271 Humanities and Philosophy LAN 204B , Box 166


Originally from San Francisco, California, Annie Holt is a humanities professor, theater nerd and bibliophile... who has a love-hate relationship with opera. Scholarly interests include the history and theory of costume design, embodiment and gender studies. At UCO, Holt teaches interdisciplinary courses on the performing arts, fashion and cinema, and is committed to fostering humanities core education.

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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