Welch.jpg 
Assistant Professor
427 Lucas Hall
314-516-5579
kwelch@umsl.edu

Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies, The University of California, Los Angeles

Kimberly Welch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. She has a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. With an emphasis on the African diaspora, her research focuses on the intersections of performance, homelessness, and incarceration, and the ways in which constructions of gender, sexuality, and race mediate how people navigate said sites of spatial dispossession.  Her work has been featured in Theatre Journal and Lateral, and her forthcoming publications include contributions to The Metheun Drama Handbook to Theatre and Gender as well as Theatre Survey.