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“My father is from Brooklyn, so we have family

here. We came in frequently from my native Pittsburgh,

and my parents always took us to theater. So

that was a long interest, and then I was a performer

as a child and in high school, came to New York,

sort of lost the performance thread, and in college

became interested in academia, which has always

struck me as a kind of performance. Teaching is a

kind of performance as well.”

That is how Dr. Elizabeth Wollman explains

the evolution of her interest in the performing arts.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in English

from Columbia University and her doctorate in

ethnomusicology from the Graduate Center of

the City University of New York. Today she is an

associate professor in the Department of Fine and

Performing Arts of the Weissman School of Arts

and Sciences at Baruch College.


This work was originally published in College Talk.

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