Smiling woman with shoulder-length dark hair wearing wooden necklaces and a black top.Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Jocelyn L. Buckner is the new president of the American Theatre and Drama Society (2021–2023). ATDS is a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.