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Performance Studies

Karen Shimakawa
Chair, Associate Professor, Performance Studies

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Office: 721 Broadway 6FL

Education

Ph.D., 1995; English Literature, University of Washington
M.A., 1991; English Literature, University of Virginia
J.D., 1989; University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., 1986; English Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Biography

Major Interests: Asian American performance/cultural studies; critical race theory; transnational/diaspora studies; intercultural performance.

Affiliations: Modern Language Association; American Studies Association; Association of Asian American Studies; Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

Fellowships/Honors: University of California Humanities Research Institute Convener/Fellow (Transnationalisms & Intercultural Performance, 2002); Rockefeller/Ford Writers Fellow (APPEX, 1999); U.C. Davis Humanities Institute Fellow (1999); Robert Penn Warren Humanities Center Fellow (1996-97).