Dr. Harvey Young, PhD '04 and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Boston College, has received the 2021 Distinguished Scholar award from the American Society for Theatre Research.
Harvey Young is a cultural historian whose research on the performance and experience of race has been widely published in academic journals and profiled in major newspapers and magazines. As a commentator on popular culture, he has appeared on CNN, 20/20, and Good Morning America as well as within the pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Vanity Fair and People.
He has published nine books, including Embodying Black Experience, winner of “Book of the Year” awards from the National Communication Association and the American Society for Theatre Research. His tenth book, Theatre & Human Flourishing will be published in early 2022 by Oxford University Press.
The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary.