Professor of Writing Literature
Kathleen Heininge earned a PhD in English with a secondary emphasis in critical theory from the University of California, Davis, in 2002. Her dissertation was "'The Broth of a Boy': Manifestations of the Stage Irish Figure." Her masters is in English from California State University, Hayward, with a thesis on W.B. Yeats and Henrick Ibsen.
Her main interests are Irish literature, especially drama, British modernism, post-colonial and comic theories, and Stephen King. She is the author of Buffoonery in Irish Drama: Staging Twentieth-Century Post-Colonial Stereotypes (Peter Lang Publishing).