Carrie Preston

Carrie J. Preston is Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Boston University. Preston’s Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance (Oxford, 2011) won the De La Torre Bueno Prize for a book in dance studies. Articles have appeared in Modernism/modernity, Theatre Journal, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Modernist Cultures. She is chair of interdisciplinary approaches for the Modernist Studies Association.

Preston’s research for Learning to Kneel was generously supported by a 2009 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Grant, which allowed her to becoming a visiting researcher at Hosei University and to take lessons with noh master, Furukawa Mitsuru-sensei. Many additional opportunities for international research and study were supported by a Peter Paul Career Development Professorship (2007-2010). The Boston University Center for Humanities awarded her a fellowship in 2011 and also supported Learning to Kneel with a Publication Production Award in 2015.

Preston was particularly gratified to be awarded the 2015 United Methodist Church Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award.