Dr. Amy K. Kilgard is a performance artist, director, and scholar with an emphasis in performance studies. Her recent performance work and research is focused on everyday and aesthetic performances of consumerism. For example, she has examined her own and others' work experiences at Walt Disney World in a show she directed, Slippin' Mickeys, and she has explored the performances of retail clerks in solo performance work such as "Hitting the Bull's Eye" and "Target Practice." She is currently embarking on a major performance ethnography exploring people's embodied experiences of shopping.
Dr. Kilgard teaches courses in oral interpretation of literature, performance art, gender and communication, and qualitative methods. She actively participates in the National Communication Association, Western States Communication Association, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
When she's not surrounded by "performance treats," she loves reading fiction and poetry, doing puzzles and playing games, and watching NCAA basketball.