Christopher Grobe

Associate Professor, Amherst College

As an Associate Professor of English at Amherst College, I teach a wide range of drama and a broad spectrum of "performance."  My research, in the tradition of performance studies, uses "performance" as a lens onto broader cultural phenomena: e.g., the rise of "confessionalism" in postwar America, the phenomenology of reading, the impact of new technologies on our conception of the human, etc.  For more detailed information,  see an up-to-date CV here, click on any of the tabs to the left or above, or check out my Amherst faculty page.

I am currently based in Palo Alto, CA, where I will spend the 2019-2020 academic year as an ACLS/Burkhardt Fellow in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Stanford.

In my free time, I make books by hand, destroy other people’s books in the name of art, hike, bike, bake, cook, and provide epic laps for the cat in my life, Imogen.

copyright 2015, Christopher Grobe