Prof. Antje Budde M.A., PhD (Humboldt-University Berlin) taught previously at Humboldt-University in Berlin and the Academy for Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. In 1990-1991 and 1994-1995 she conducted research and artistic projects in Beijing, China (Central Academy of Drama and National Experimental Theatre Company) followed by several short study trips to P.R. China. Prof. Budde works both in the academic and the artistic field of performance studies. Since 2005 she is cross-appointed at the University College Drama Program and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.
She published her first book in 2002: Antje Budde/ Joachim Fiebach (Ed.) „Herrschaft des Symbolischen. Bewegungsformen gesellschaftlicher Theatralität in EUROPA –ASIEN – AFRIKA“, (The power/ruling of symbols. Processes of societal theatricality in Europe, Asia, Africa) Vistas Verlag, Berlin 2002. This book was followed by her recent publication: Theater und Experiment in der VR China. Kulturhistorische Bedingungen, Begriff, Geschichte, Institution und Praxis. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. 2008. 780 p. (Theatre and Experiment in P.R. China. Socio-Cultural conditions, concept, history, institution and practice)
Antje is the Associate Director (Graduate), and with Samiha Chowdhury (Graduate Administrator) takes care of all aspects of the graduate programming close communication with the Centre’s director. This includes: advising all prospective and registered graduate students on how to move into and through the program to graduation; advising students on course selection, thesis supervisory committees and research proposals, and ethics review submissions. She manages the day-to-day operations of the graduate programs, and provides curriculum oversight. She also serves as the chair of the Academic Committee, a decision-making body discussing policies, governance and curriculum issues on the graduate level. Antje is the first person to talk to about our graduate programs for all academic aspects. It is advisable to contact Samiha first when in doubt whether the questions are of an organizational matter of academic in nature.