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Erin Stoneking

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Erin Stoneking ( is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her M.A. in Performance Studies at New York University.

Erin’s research interests include Southern studies, American studies, women’s and gender studies, performance, play development, and ethnography.

Before joining the PMA department, Erin was a freelance dramaturg in NYC (Parenthesis Theater, the CHILDREN’s Theatre Company, Norwyk Theatre, Occam Repertory) and completed artistic apprenticeships with American Opera Projects and New York Theatre Workshop. At Cornell, she has worked as dramaturg and director on recent PMA projects. She has also served as the vice president and president of Cornell’s Association for Graduates in Theatre (AGIT).

Erin has developed and taught courses for PMA and Cornell’s first-year writing program on Southern popular culture and Southern theatre.