Carrie Preston

Associate Director, Center on Forced Displacement & Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Carrie Preston earned a BA from Michigan State University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Rutgers. Her research and teaching interests include forced displacement, modernist literature, performance, and dance, and critical studies of race and gender. Her book, Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching, was published by Columbia University Press in 2016, and her new book Complicit Participation: The Liberal Audience for Anti-racist Theater is forthcoming.

She has won several BU awards, including a Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, the CAS Wisneski Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the University’s United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. She received the national De La Torre Bueno Prize, given to a dance studies book, for Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance (Oxford University Press, 2011).