Rebecca Kastleman teaches and writes about modern and contemporary drama, theater, and performance. Her scholarship tracks the global trajectories of theater and performance history, focusing particularly on dramatic literature in Great Britain and the United States. Professor Kastleman's current book project, Profaning Acts: The Drama of Religion on the Modern Stage, explores how British and American dramatists became newly fascinated with religion after the turn of the twentieth century, demonstrating how playwrights' investigations of religious belief drew them into vexed encounters with global performance practices. Her research has been published in venues including Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, American Theatre, Theatre History Studies, The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Critical Military Studies, and Modernism/modernityPrint Plus. Additional research interests include gender and sexuality, diaspora and migration, and the history of philosophy.