Dissertation Directors

Shannon Rose Riley

Shannon Rose Riley is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar. She is Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Humanities, and Coordinator of the Creative Arts Program at San José State University, where she teaches courses in Creative Arts and American Studies. She has a PhD in Performance Studies and Critical Theory from the University of California, Davis, an MFA in Studio Art (Performance, Video, Installation) from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a BFA in Sculpture and Art History from Maine College of Art. She is co-editor, with Lynette Hunter, of Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research (Palgrave, 2009) and the author of Performing Race and Erasure: Cuba, Haiti, and US Culture, 1898-1940 (Palgrave).