Office of the Chancellor

Nov. 18 - Daphne Lei

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Daphne Lei

Daphne Lei, professor of drama in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is internationally known for her scholarship on Chinese opera, Asian American theatre, intercultural and transnational performance.  She was elected earlier this year as president of American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). An advocate for diversity, equity and multiculturalism on campus, she is founder and director of “Multicultural Spring,” a program that promotes multicultural performance since 2007; she also created "Dramatic Transformations," a research-performance project to raise awareness of diversity through drama in 2012.