Eury Colin Chang is honored to be a Vancouver-born theatre artist/scholar living on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. His PhD dissertation (A History of Asian Canadian Theatre, 1971-2018) at UBC was supported by SSHRC and UBC’s Four-Year Fellowship, and his forthcoming Postdoctoral Fellowship (Diversity Assessment of the National Arts Centre) at the University of Ottawa was also supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Eury received funding from the Public Scholars Initiative at UBC, where he maintains an active research program that engages and integrates archival research with knowledge mobilization and social engagement. His writing is found in Theatre Research in Canada, Canadian Theatre Review, Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, Literary Research, and anthologies published by Playwrights Canada Press, University of Wisconsin Press, University of Toronto Press, and Arsenal Pulp Press. Before academia, Eury worked as a professional Writer/Editor, Performance Dramaturge, and Tour Manager in the non-profit arts sector. Over the last ten years, Eury has served on peer juries for the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and The City and District of North Vancouver (Arts and Cultural Commission).
Eury has also sat on Faculty Hiring Committees for the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC, where he teaches Canadian Theatre History (THTR 325) to curious and critical minds in the local academic and arts community.
At this time, he sits on the Board of Director (BC Representative) for the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR), where his energy is dedicated and focused, but not limited, to the following and pressing needs:
- Connecting the membership and research of CATR with the work of BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) and Queer Artists; strengthening trust and deepening understanding of cultural customs and difference; and expanding performing arts research in Canada; and
- Building careers for PhDs in Theatre/Dance/Performance Studies, by linking the skill sets of Emerging Scholars with work opportunities and needs of the non-profit arts sector.
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Blog Post: UBC Faculty of Grad Studies: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/psi/blog/17/eury-chang