PhD, Theatre History, Tufts University, United States, 1999
AB, Theatre, Dartmouth College, Hanover, United States, 1990
A former Jumbo who earned her doctorate from the department, Nathans's scholarly interests include representations of race, gender, and ethnicity on the U.S. American stage, African American theatre, Jewish American theatre, musical theatre, 17th and 18th century French theatre, theatre historiography, English Restoration drama, and directing.
Nathans holds numerous professional affiliations. She is a current board member of the American Theatre and Drama Society. She is the past-president of the American Society for Theatre Research and the American Theatre and Drama Society. In addition, she is affiliated with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education; the Society of Early Americanists; the Association for Jewish Studies; and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
Nathans holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Tufts University (1999) and an A.B. in Theatre from Dartmouth College (1990). In 2012 she received the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.