Associate Professor (B.S., James Madison University, 1991; M.A. University of Massachusetts, 1996; M.A., Northwestern University, 1998; Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2006.) Research and teaching interests: twentieth century African American history, the Civil Rights Movement, post-World War II America, race and American political development, and law and education. Select Fellowships and Grants: National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, September 2008- August 2009, James T. McKinstry Heritage and History Award, Delaware Heritage Commission, Winter 2004; Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, July-October 2004; Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, 2003-2004; Littleton-Griswold Research Grant, American Historical Association, Summer 2003; Grant-in-Aid, Hagley Museum and Library, Fall 2001
Shannon Jackson is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities in the Departments of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also currently the Director of the Arts Research Center at Berkeley. Jackson’s most recent book is Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics (2011); she is also working on a book about The Builders Association. In 2011, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC Berkeley. Other awards and grants include: Lilla Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Performance Studies (NCA); Junior Faculty Fellowship, Radcliffe College; the Kahan Scholar’s Prize in Theatre History (ASTR); the Spencer Foundation Dissertation fellowship; the Black Theater Network; the National Endowment for the Humanities, and several project grants from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, UCIRA, the San Francisco Foundation, and the LEF Foundation. While she no longer actively performs now, her previous work White Noises was recently included in Hamza Walker’s curated exhibition Black Is, Black Ain’t and will be represented in its catalogue. Past book publications include Professing Performance (2004) and Lines of Activity (2000).
2008 Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship - H-Net
This year, fellowships graduate student affiliates have won include the UC Davis Provost’s Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation dissertation fellowships and the American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship.