Beth Kattelman

Curator, Theatre Research Inst

Special Collections and Area Studies
1858 Neil Ave Mall Columbus OH 43210-1286
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Beth Kattelman is a Professor and Curator of The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute (TRI) where she is responsible for acquiring, maintaining and providing access to materials held in the TRI. Beth regularly provides research consultations in areas of performing arts, puppetry, horror entertainments, film, queer theory, and LGBTQ resources. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Theatre where she teaches research methods, directs, and regularly advises students. Beth holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from The Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She is active within the local theatre community, and has worked with several Central Ohio theatre companies as a director, performer, and puppetry consultant.

Consultation and Support Areas

  • Film Studies - Special Collections
  • Theatre
  • Theatre - Special Collections
  • Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies - Special Collections
  • LGBTQ theory
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • Horror Studies
  • Popular Entertainments

Recommended Resources


  • Ph.D. - Theatre, The Ohio State University
  • M.L.I.S. - Library and Information Science, Kent State University
  • M.A. - Theatre, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. - Theatre, Xavier University

Areas of Interest

  • Queer Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Horror Studies
  • Popular Entertainments
  • History of Magic and Conjuring

Committees and Service

  • Chair, Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure
  • IDEAS Committee (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Social Justice)