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Diana R. Paulin
Associate Professor of English and American Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2451 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street 213
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Trinity College faculty member since 2008
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Stanford Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Washington
B.A., Georgetown Univ.

Diana R. Paulin has a joint appointment in American Studies and English.  She earned her B.A. at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., her MA in English literature at the University of Washington in Seattle, her Ph.D. in English and American literature at Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at Trinity College, she had a joint appointment in English and American Studies at Yale University, with secondary appointments in African American Studies and Theater Studies. Her fields of interest include late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. fiction and drama, Disability Studies, African American/U.S. literature and drama, and American Studies. Her more recent publications and presentations have focused on blackness and critical autism studies, disability, representations of miscegenation, race and sexuality, and performance. Paulin has taught courses on disability and race, neurodiversity/neurodivergence, Critical Autism Studies, African American/U.S. literature, representations of miscegenation, drama and performance studies, queer Harlem, and Afro-Asian American intersectionality. Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation U.S. Drama and Fiction was published by the University of Minnesota Press in July 2012. It won ASTR's (American Society for Theatre Research) 2013 Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship in African-American Theatre Studies. She has also published articles in Disability Studies QuarterlyTheatre Journal, Cultural Critique, and The Journal of Drama Theory and Criticism, as well as chapters in the Critical Anthology of African American Performance and Theater History and in White Women in Racialized Spaces. She is working on a new project on Autism and Blackness.