Masks Editorial Board
|Editor in Chief
Sharon Sutherland is Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. Sharon’s current research examines applications of drama and theatre to conflict resolution pedagogy and practice, a study which combines her previous graduate study in theatre with her professional work as a law professor and child protection mediator and trainer. Sharon has also published in the area of Law and Popular Culture.
|Carrie Gallant, BA, LL.B., is president of Gallant Solutions Inc. and a partner in CreativityZone. Carrie incorporates creative theatre tools whenever she can in her work as a mediator, trainer, negotiation consultant and coach, as well as adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. Carrie had the honour of being legal consultant to North America’s first and only known legislative theatre project, Headlines Theatre’s Practicing Democracy.|
|Sarah Swan is a JSD candidate at Columbia University. Her research explores the intersections between gender, torts, and law and culture. She has also written on a variety of topics related to law and popular culture, including representations of evil, the portrayal of female attorneys on television, issues of morality in post 9/11 works, and dystopic elements in popular texts.|
|Magda Romanska is the Head of Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy Advisor at Emerson College’s Department of Performing Arts. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. From 2001 to 2002, she was an exchange scholar at the Yale School of Drama’s Department of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, where she served on the editorial board of Theater Magazine. She also served on the editorial boards of the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, and Diacritics; and was a founding editor of Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine. She is affiliated with the New York Council for the Humanities and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. She is also a research associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.|
|Gillian Calder is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Victoria where she teaches Constitutional Law and Family Law. Her research interests include the relationship between women, work and family; the provision of social benefits through Canadian law; feminist, constitutional and equality theories and the complicated intersection of performance and law. Gillian was trained in 2006 by Victoria’s Puente Theatre in their Act Now Against Racism program to be a facilitator in the traditions of Theatre of the Oppressed. Since 2007 she has successfully brought a pedagogy of the oppressed to UVic’s Faculty of Law, where theatre forum and other media have been embraced by students as a means through which to engage with and challenge law’s power. Gillian has published on this work in various fora including: the Australian Feminist Law Journal, the Canadian Theatre Review; the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law; Canadian Legal Education Annual Review; Social and Legal Studies and Masks: The Online Journal of Law and Theatre.
(Photograph by Sarah Kramer: sarahkramerphotography.com)
|Oliver Gerland III is Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre. He holds a PhD from Stanford University in Drama and Humanities and is a member of the Humanities faculty at CU-Boulder. His book A Freudian Poetics for Ibsen’s Theatre appeared in 1998 (Mellen). Oliver served for nine years as Director of Dramaturgy for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival beginning in the late 1990s. He teaches in the areas of modern theatre and drama, dramatic and performance theory, and disability studies. Current research interests focus on intellectual property issues in relation to the theatre; his most recent publication is “Modernism and the Emergence of the Right of Publicity: From Hedda Gabler to Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon” in Modernism & Copyright, ed. Paul K. Saint-Amour (Oxford, 2011).|
|Eleanor Skimin is a student in the PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies at Brown University. She holds a BA/LL.B. from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University. Eleanor has worked in the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner in the New South Wales Department of Justice and Attorney General, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and continues to work as a dramaturg in theatre productions.|
|S.I. Salamensky is an Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her book The Modern Art of Influence and the Spectacle of Oscar Wilde, which deals in part with Wilde’s trials and the cultural circumstances surrounding them, will be released by Palgrave Macmillan in Fall 2011. She has also taught on relations of law to the arts and humanities.|
|Yvonne Salmon is a lecturer and fellow at Cambridge University where she teaches for the Law, English and Land Economy Departments. She coordinates the Cambridge University Counterculture Research Group and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of Pen International. Recent publications include a book contribution on French legal development in the European Legal Development Series (Cambridge University Press). Forthcoming publications include a four language dictionary of legal terminology. Current research spans law and culture, including studies of the outsider, censorship, pop culture, music and film. She is also an artist and film maker.|
|Student Editor in Chief
Tom Garbett is a PhD law student at UBC. Although he hasn’t (yet!) taken to the stage, he has a long-held love of the dramatic arts. Tom took over the editorship in September 2010.