Yana Meerzon is a professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. Her books include A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov's Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics (2005) and Performing Exile—Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film (2012). She also co-edited Performance, Exile and “America”; Adapting Chekhov: The Text and Its Mutations; History, Memory, Performance; and The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov. She was the editor of special issues of Theatre Research in Canada on theatre and immigration and Modern Drama on migration and multilingualism. Her current project is on performance and cosmopolitanism.