Dohyun Gracia Shin
Dohyun Gracia Shin's research explores how haunting images of eroticism and the grotesque reveal desire and anxiety in contemporary East Asian theatre and performances. She analyzes how bodies perform eroticism and the grotesque to critically engage with the social system and the constraints that shape East Asian cultural experience. Her MA thesis, “Becoming the Dominatrix in David Ives’s Venus ..
From 2017 to 2019, Shin worked as a volunteer member (a.k.a. Friends) of the publicity team at Seoul Performing Arts Company, the musical theatre company under the Ministry of Culture in Korea. She researched the context of their productions and published them on the online publicity platform. In 2018, she publicized Geumranbang, the musical about a cross-dressing storyteller during the Joseon d..