Dr. Justin Trudeau | Communication Studies

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Dr. Justin Trudeau

Dr. Justin Trudeau
Associate Professor
GAB 320B

Personal Bio:

Justin Trudeau is a native of Santa Maria, California and grew up in Oregon and Louisiana, respectively. He received his Bachelor's and Master's from Oregon State University and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.
He is the proud parent of Jolie and Marcel Trudeau.

Research Interests:

Justin Trudeau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas. He has published primarily in the area of performance genealogy and cultural literary history. His research interests intersect in theory, criticism, and practice of performative writing forms and practices.

Justin is also a seasoned and dedicated practitioner in the area of performance studies, having adapted and directed several projects that reflect his research interests in experimental literary technique.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of Text and Performance Quarterly, Liminalities and the National Review Board of NCA's Performance Studies Division.

Notable Activities:

Dr. Trudeau has served as the Year In Books Editor and is on the editorial board of Text and Performance Quarterly, and plays an active part in both the regional and national performance studies divisions of the National Communication Association.

Recent Publications and/or Productions:

Trudeau, Justin T. Specters in the Rear-View: Haunting Whiteness in Jack Kerouac On the Road. Text and Performance Quarterly. 31.2 (2011): 149-68. Peer-Reviewed.

Trudeau, Justin T. "'I … Am No Clown Drunkard Merely': Rehabbing Celebrity in Jack Kerouac's Doctor Sax. Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies. 62 (2009): 21-45. Peer-Reviewed.

Trudeau, Justin T. "The Low Down Here." Text and Performance Quarterly. 28.3 (2008): 369-75. Peer-Reviewed.

Trudeau, Justin T. "Stooging the Body, Stooging the Text: Jack Kerouac's Visions of Cody." Text and Performance Quarterly. 27.4 (2007): 334-50. Peer-reviewed.


Trudeau, Justin T., adaptor and director. Lost & Found: A Performance Compilation of Found Art. University of North Texas, 2010. Peer-reviewed.

Trudeau, Justin T., adaptor and director. Contagion: Or, The Sad Case of a Performance Art Critic. Based on the story "The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic," by H.G. Wells. Original adaptation by Craig Gingrich-Philbrook; With additional material from Michael Bowman. University of North Texas, 2008. Peer-reviewed.

Trudeau, Justin T., adaptor and director. Wild Ducks Flying Backward. By Tom Robbins. University of North Texas and the Patti Pace Performance Festival, Baton Rouge, LA, 2008. Peer-reviewed.

Trudeau, Justin T., adaptor and director. Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans. By Ray Blount, Jr. University of North Texas and the Patti Pace Performance Festival, New Orleans, LA, 2006. Peer-reviewed.


Graduate: Performance Theory, Performance Art, Performance Methods, Performative Writing, Postwar Performance Culture and the U.S. American Avant-Garde,

Undergraduate: Performance Theory, Performance Art, Performance Methods, Rhetoric of Performance, Adaptation and Staging, Performance Composition, Introduction to Performing Literature


Fellowship--$5000 Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, 2007.

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