Victor earned dual degrees in history and drama at the University of Washington, a Masters degree from Brown University, and completed his Ph.D. in 2003. Major areas of study include the intersections of culture and theatre, Shakespeare, acting pedagogy, and modern U.S. theatre history. He has published work in Theatre History Studies, The Shakespeare Yearbook, and the Texas Theatre Journal among others. His book Interchangeable Parts: Acting, Industry, and Technology in US Theatre was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2019. His current research project is on stage and screen representations of New Orleans.