Dirk Gindt holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Stockholm University (2007) and is an Associate Professor (docent) in the Department of Culture and Aesthetics. He has previously been employed at the Department of Theatre at Concordia University in Montreal, the Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University and the Department of Gender, History and Culture at Södertörn University College. Dr. Gindt’s research attends to post-war and contemporary queer theatre and performance from an international and intercultural perspective. He is currently working on a monograph, Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945-1965, which unpacks the sexual anxieties and racial fantasies that the American playwright’s works provoked in post-war Europe. His second research project, ‘Lest We Forget’ critically analyses the history of queer theatre and performance as it intersects with the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Canada. As part of this project, he is co-editing an international volume on HIV and AIDS in Theatre and Performance in the twenty-first century.

To date, Dr. Gindt has given more than forty conference papers and published over fifteen referred articles and book chapters, including essays in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Nordic Theatre Studies, Journal of Canadian Studies, Theatre Research in Canada and Fashion Theory. He is co-editor of Mode: en tvärvetenskaplig betraktelse (Stockholm 2009), a volume on fashion studies as an interdisciplinary discipline and as former editor-in-chief of lambda nordica: Journal for LGBT-Studies he edited special issues on masculinities and queer fashion. He has also served as book review editor for Nordic Theatre Studies and as associate editor foralt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage.