Sarah Kozinn

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Theater

The Theater Department welcomes its first Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., New York University, Ph.D., New York University

Sarah Kozinn is a theater and performance studies scholar, teacher, and performer. She received her PhD from New York University last May, and her dissertation won the Brooks McNamara Memorial Award. She was also the recipient of the NYU Performance Studies Award and the Paula Goddard Award in performance scholarship. In addition to her master’s and doctoral studies, Sarah has trained in several western and non-western performance and experimental theater methods including Balinese mask and shadow puppetry, biomechanics, RasaBoxes, and improv comedy. Sarah taught for several years in the Department of Drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and at the New York Film Academy while maintaining a professional career in film, theater, and television. Her most recent performances include a showing of original work at the People's Improv Theater in NYC, a reading of Ron Fried's new play, Mailer, a national commercial spot, and the upcoming feature film Ready or Not. Sarah is the author of the book Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law, which is being published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama at the end of January 2015.