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Staff Member

Julienne Greer

Julienne Greer

Associate Professor

Group: Affiliated Faculty / Department of Theatre Arts

jgreer@uta.edu


Biography

Dr. Julienne Aleta Greer is a multi-disciplinary scholar/artist who directs, performs, produces, and writes in the theatre, social robotics, film, and game studies disciplines. Julienne is head of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee and head of the Recruiting Committee. She is a member of the Department of Theatre Arts Performance Committee. She earned a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Media Arts from Texas Christian University’s Bob Schieffer’s College of Communication (formerly College of Communication). Dr. Greer earned a Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities. Her dissertation, Affective Connections: Performance Studies, Videogames, and Digital Characters focused on an analysis of existing performance techniques from theatre and cinema recontextualized to apply to videogame characters and to the emerging emotional/affective bond between the game player and digital characters in videogames. Dr. Greer brings a performance expertise based in method work and understanding of sensory data to interdisciplinary collaborations. Dr. Greer presented her paper, "Building emotional authenticity between humans and robots" at the International Conference for Social Robotics 2014 in Sydney, Australia and authored “Digital Companions: Analyzing the emotive connection between players and non-player character companions in video game space” at Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment conference at Mansfield College at Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom in 2011. Dr. Greer is a 2015 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts faculty award granting the purchase of “Pepper” the emotional robot (Softbank/Aldebaran) for use in her interdisciplinary course at UTA - Humans and Robots: The Future is Here Fall 2015. She is a member of Inter-Disciplinary.net 2011 - present, Actors Equity Association (AEA), and the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA).