Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Studies

Administrative Appointments


  • Faculty Fellow, AAAS (2020 - 2023)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Robinson's current book manuscript explores intersections between technological, scientific, and theatrical knowledge in early nineteenth-century science museums. She investigates how theatrical performances and magic shows drew upon technological innovations and formed unique methods for disseminating scientific knowledge. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the history of optics and physics, magic performance and practice, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century stagecraft, and Black cultural production.