ProfileHana 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.
- Finland's Holocaust: Silences of History. Co-edited with Simo Muir. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Playing "Nordic": The Women of Niskavuori, Agri/Culture, and Imagining Finland on the Third Reich Stage. University of Helsinki: Helsinki, 2007.
- "For a Skeptical Dramaturgy." Theatre Topics 24: 3 (September 2014): 175-186.
- "'Finland is dead, dead, dead': Ethics and National Identity in Kristian Smeds’s The Unknown Soldier." TDR: The Drama Review 56.2 (Summer 2012): 34-55.
- "'Humanism,' Scenography, Ideology: Antigone at the Finnish National Theatre, 1968." Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage. Ed. Helene Foley and Erin Mee. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
- "Within and Beyond: Pavel Kohout's Play Makbeth and its Audiences." GRAMMA:Journal of Theory and Criticism15 (2007): 111-132.