Heather Davis-Fisch

PhD (Guelph), MA (Guelph), BA (Dalhousie)

Heather Davis-Fisch is cross-appointed faculty in the Theatre and English departments. She has previously taught at the University of British Columbia, Brock University, and the University of Guelph. She received her PhD in Theatre from the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, having completed her BA at the University of King’s College (Dalhousie University) and her MA at the University of Guelph. In 2010-11 she was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia.

Heather’s teaching and research interests include: intercultural and indigenous performance; Canadian theatre history; performance studies; postcolonial theory; and practice-based theatre research. She is the author of Loss and Cultural Remains in Performance: The Ghosts of the Franklin Expedition (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2012).


Her articles on Canadian performance history have appeared in Theatre Research in Canada and Performing Arts Resources. She is currently working on articles about the performance of aboriginal masculinity and civility in Upper Canada and about the affective history of Charles Mair’s 1886 play Tecumseh in relation to the 1885 North-west Rebellion.

Heather was a founding member of Angels and Heroes Theatre in Halifax, NS. Among Heather’s credits as a director are productions of The Cenci (University of Guelph), Forever Yours, Marie-Lou and The Lonesome West (Angels and Heroes), and Pussy on a Shingle and Hard-on House (Atlantic Fringe Festival).
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