Rhona Justice Malloy

Rhona Justice Malloy

Professor of History & Literature

Rhona Justice-Malloy is a professor of theatre. The College of Liberal Arts recently acknowledged her work with the Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award. She is a Fellow of the Mid-America Theatre Conference and a Fellow of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. She is a member of the National Theatre Conference, the League of Professional Theatre Women, the Women’s Playwrights’ Initiative and Actors Equity. Her ongoing research is focused on the African American newspapers, The Indianapolis Freeman and The Chicago Defender and their documentation of the professional and personal lives of African American vaudeville performers in the Midwest.  Her most recent publications are “The Florence Mills Association vs. Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson:  The Contentious Battle over Flo Mills’ Monument” can be found in Continuum:  The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance, and “Mothers, Daughters, Identity and Impossibilities” in Theatre History Studies. She is an Editor with Scott Magelssen of Enacting History, University of Alabama Press.

Areas of Specialization
Performance studies, theatre history studies, performance art and medicine, Greek Theatre, girls' culture, women and theatre, Ping Chong and Company's "Undesirable Elements/Secret Histories" performance series, Hungarian statesman and playwright Arpad Goncz, acting, directing, theatre management