Judy Halebsky

"With Big History the world around us is new again. As I look at Ocean Beach, I can imagine how the coastline has changed over hundreds of thousands of years. It’s a wonderful study that connects our lives with natural and human history. It is also great material for creative writing."

Judy Halebsky - cropDr. Halebsky holds a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Through a fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, she researched Noh theatre at Hosei University in Tokyo for three years; a Pacific Rim Research Project Grant from the University of California supported her training in Noh in Japan and California. Her collection of poems, Sky=Empty, won the New Issues Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award, and she has published articles in Theatre Research in Canada and the Asian Theatre Journal. Dr. Halebsky teaches the creative writing component of Dominican’s Big History program, helping students put words to the story of time and the ever-changing world around us.