Megan E Geigner


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Professor Geigner's scholarship and teaching focus on the way people perform—in writing, in speech, in everyday life, and in more codified performance situations—their citizenship and community. She is especially interested in ideas of nationalism, immigration, and ethnicity, and how communication practices create a sense of belonging.

Prof. Geigner’s research explores the contributions Irish, Polish, African American, Italian, and Mexican immigrant and migrant communities made to Chicago’s cultural identity at and between the city’s two worlds fairs—the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and the Century of Progress in 1933. She also researches Chicago’s theatre history.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama, PhD, Northwestern University


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