Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


Eng-Beng Lim is Undergraduate Director of Performance Studies, and a faculty affiliate of American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, East Asian Studies, and Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. He teaches critical and performance theory, queer and intercultural theater, postcolonial and Anglophone drama, and Asian/American performance. He is part of the editorial collective of Social Text, Theatre Research International, and has lectured widely at universities in the U.S., U.K., and Asia. His published work can be found in Theatre Journal, Asian Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Theatre Survey, TDR, and Social Text.

His book, Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias, part of the "Sexual Cultures" series of NYU Press is the recipient of the 2013 CLAGS Fellowship Award for outstanding first book project.