Pamela Cobrin teaches writing and dramatic literature courses in English and Theatre and for the American Studies Program. She is the Director of Writing and Speaking Programs and Co-Director of First-Year Seminar. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from NYU. Her scholarship includes her book, Taking Place: From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway, Women and the New York Stage, 1880-1927 (University of Delaware Press, 2009), guest editing two issues of Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory titled "Domestic Disturbances" and “Aging” respectively. She has also published in Scholar and Feminist Online, TDR, American Theatre Magazine and Theatre Insight. Most recently, she published a chapter in Women and Theatre (Palgrave, 2020), “Performing the Nation State: An Examination of Female Representation in 19th Century American Theatre and the American Imagination.” She has also published scholarship on Writing Center pedagogy and Disability/Accessibility, Exploring Attitudinal, Programmatic, and Physical Access for Students with Disabilities, in Writing Centers and Disability (Fountain Head Press, 2017).
- BA, University of Delaware
- MA, Brooklyn College
- PhD, New York University
- Writing pedagogy
- Written and spoken rhetoric
- United States theatre history
- United States National Identity and Performance
- Performance Studies
Erica Mann Jong ’63, Anna Quindlen ’74, and alumnae from many generations came together during this year’s Reunion to celebrate Barnard’s successful peer-to-peer writing program.
A peer-to-peer writing program prepares students to become strong communicators of science.
The chief innovation officer of a major hospital center shared her experiences in the healthcare system during COVID-19, as the final event of the Big Problems: Making Sense of 2020 lecture series.
The award-winning journalist discussed race and inequality in the healthcare system as part of the Big Problems: Making Sense of 2020 lecture series.
Because the need to make sense of urgent questions can’t wait, the College introduced a new course that puts first-years first.