Wesley Cornwell is a first year PhD student in the Program of Theatre and Performance. His theoretical and critical work attends to the techno-cultural and intellectual histories of light as rendered sensible through architecture, art, and performance. His related interests include queer theory, phenomenology, and ecocriticism. Prior to Columbia, Wesley earned an Master in Design Studies with Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a BA magna cum laude from Princeton University with a concentration in Anthropology and a certificate in Theater. He has also worked as a professional scenic and lighting designer for Off-Broadway and indie theater.