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Elizabeth Son

School of Communication

Associate Professor of Theatre


Areas of Focus

  • Transnational Asian American theater and performance
  • Korean diasporic performance and politics
  • “Comfort women" history and social movement
  • Activism and transnational solidarity movements
  • Gender-based violence and justice
  • Public humanities


  • Professor Son’s research focuses on the interplay between histories of gender-based violence and transnational Asian American performance.
  • Son examines the ways in which theatre and forms of social performance such as public testimony, protests, trials and memorial projects illuminate the experiences of those facing gender-based oppression and violence, thereby providing a critical space for narrating these histories of violence against women, grappling with traumatic legacies, and envisioning new futures.