Dr. Matthew Nicosia joined the Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture in the Fall of 2016. He attended SUNY Geneseo where he received his BA in Technical Theatre in 2003. He later attended Bowling Green State University where he earned both his Masters and Doctorate in Theatre. Before joining the RIT faculty, Dr. Nicosia taught courses in Script Analysis and Performance Studies at Bowling Green State University.
Dr. Nicosia’s research and teaching interests are mostly in the realm of Greco-Roman and Medieval Theatre History, and Performance Studies as it relates to Gender and Sexuality and their intersections with film, television, and comic books. His current research projects involve identity construction in survivors of sexual assault and the performance of queer identity in popular media.
In addition to his teaching and research interests, Dr. Nicosia also serves as Production Manager and Stage Management Mentor for the Theatre Arts program.
Performing Identity in Popular Media
American Film Since the 1960s
Dramatic Theory and Text Analysis
American Musical Theatre
Traditions in European Theatre
Introduction to Theatre