History of Musical Theater Research

Faculty Name:
Elizabeth Craft


Faculty College:
Fine Arts


Project Description:

Research on the early twentieth-century musicals of George M. Cohan and other musical theater-related topics, with particular attention to nationalism, race, and ethnicity. Students may find related projects of interest.

I am also willing to mentor students on their projects in musicology, musical theater studies, or related fields.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis

Student Role:

Research Assistant: work may involve reception history and analysis (examining digitized newspaper and magazine articles), and other forms of analysis.

Student Benefits:

Experience with multiple types of interdisciplinary humanities/arts research. The research could provide the basis for a UROP project, honors thesis, or independent study.

Project Duration:

To be determined in conjunction with UROP or other program guidelines. Ongoing project with flexible hours based on student's school and work schedules.

Minimum Requirements:

Interest in musical theater history and/or humanities research, careful attention to detail, good judgment and critical thinking skills, ability to work without supervision