Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng is currently in residence at Utrecht University for the fall 2015 as a Fulbright Scholar in American Studies and Theatre. As part of her residency, Bay-Cheng leading the initial sessions of the Media & Performance Graduate Research Seminar: Performing History in the Age of Digital Technology. This seminar is related to her research project, Digital History and Performance, which examines the intersection of digital technologies, historiography, and performance through comparisons of Dutch and American artists and museums. Her teaching and research are sponsored by the Fulbright Scholar Program of the United States and the Fulbright Center in the Netherlands.
Sarah Bay-Cheng is Professor of Theater at Bowdoin College (USA). She received her PhD from the University of Michigan in Theatre Studies with a secondary emphasis in Media. From 2001-2005 she taught in English and Theatre at Colgate University and from 2005-2010 she was Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University at Buffalo, New York (USA), where she served as the founding director for the Techne Institute in Arts and Emerging Technologies and the head of the graduate programs in Theatre & Performance Studies. For more than 10 years, Bay-Cheng has been a member of the Intermediality in Theatre and Performance working group, with whom she worked on the collaborative book project, Mapping Intermediality in Performance (2010). Her latest book, Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field will be published by the University of Michigan Press in November 2015. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Performance Studies international and on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Research in Canada, and ASAP/Journal, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, among others.