Hana Worthen teaches courses related to the politics of performance, with special focus on performative cultures and totalitarianisms, and performance philosophy.

She inaugurated and curates the Department of Theatre series of occasional talks by artists and scholars, "Stages of Inquiry."

Her work has been published in major theatre and performance studies journals and she has received awards from several prestigious international institutions, including the DAAD, the Czech Academy, the Finnish Academy, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.