Deanna Shoemaker, PhD
Director, Corporate & Public Communication (CPC) Graduate Program
Faculty Advisor, CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
MA, The University of Texas at Austin
BFA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Office: Plangere Center, Room 229
Phone: (732) 263-5194
CV URL: DeannaShoemaker's CV
Fall 2014 Office Hours:
Wednesdays: 11:30-1:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00-2:30 pm
Feminist and activist performance practices
Performances/Adaptations of literature
Solo Performance art
Gender Studies: Representations of Femininities and Masculinities
Cultural and Aesthetic performances of gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, class
National Communication Association
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Eastern Communication Association
Performance Studies International
Shoemaker, D. (2014). Kind of Blue (Music for the Muse): Re/playing Autoethnographic Stories Through Music. Text and Performance Quarterly, 34:3.
Shoemaker, D. (2013). Autoethnographic journeys: Performing possibilities/utopias/futures. Handbook of Autoethngraphy. Adams, T.; Ellis, C.; Holman Jones, S., Eds. Left Coast Press.
*received the National Communication Association Ethnography Division 2013 award for Best Edited Collection
Shoemaker, D. (2011). Citlali, La Chicana Super Hero as community activist. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 7:1, 1-19.
Shoemaker, D. (2011). Mamafesto! (Why Superheroes Wear Capes). Text and Performance Quarterly, 31:2, 190-202
Shoemaker, D. (2010). Queer punk macha femme: Leslie Mah's musical performance in Tribe 8. Cultural StudiesóCritical Methodologies Special Issue on Music and Performance. 10:4, 295-306.
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, D. (2010). Book Review of Carver, H. & E. Lawless. Troubling Violence: A Performance Project. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 6:2.
Carr, T. and D. Shoemaker. Hauntings: Marking Flesh, Time, Memory. This original performance explores themes of loss, decay, desire, and transformative discovery through the aging female body. This work has been presented at the National Communication Association Conference (2011) in New Orleans, at SIU Carbondale for the Patti Pace Performance Festival (2012), at Monmouth University (2012); and at Cal State University Northridge (2013).