FACULTY AWARD: Herrera wins 2015 George Jean Nathan Award for drama criticism

Dec. 15, 2015 1:40 p.m.

Brian Herrera, assistant professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has won the 2015 George Jean Nathan Award for drama criticism for his 2015 book "Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in 20th-Century U.S. Popular Performance." The award, given annually by the heads of the English departments of Cornell, Princeton and Yale universities, is endowed by George Jean Nathan (1882-1958), a prominent theater critic, author and 1904 Cornell alumnus, who said the award's aim is to "encourage and assist in developing the arts of drama criticism and the stimulation of intelligent playgoing." Herrera is a co-winner with Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones. Jill Dolan, dean of the college, the Annan Professor in English, and professor of English and theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, received the award in 2011.