Deanna Shoemaker, PhD

Associate Professor

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

MA, The University of Texas at Austin

BFA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Office: Plangere Center, Room 230

Phone: (732) 263-5194


CV URL: DeannaShoemaker's CV

Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm
Fridays 1:00-2:30 pm

Research Interests:

Feminist and activist performance practices
Performances/Adaptations of literature
Performance Ethnography
Solo Performance art
Gender Studies: Representations of Femininities and Masculinities
Cultural and Aesthetic performances of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, class

Professional Associations:

National Communication Association
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Women and Theatre Program
Performance Studies International

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Shoemaker, D. (2007). "Pink tornados and volcanic desire: Lois Weaver's resistant "femme(nini)tease" in 'Faith and Dancing: Mapping Femininity and Other Natural Disasters.' Text and Performance Quarterly, 27:4, 317-333

Shoemaker, Deanna. “Cartoon Transgressions: Citlali, La Chicana Superhero Avenges Neo- Colonialism.” Blackstream: A Publication of Black Theater Association (August 2004): 105-118

Carr, Tessa and Deanna Shoemaker. “Performance of Gesture: A Feminist Enactment of Heavy Metal.” International Society for Gesture Studies; June 2002 (