Shane Vogel

Shane Vogel

Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, English

Director, Cultural Studies Program


  • Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University, 2004
  • M.A., Performance Studies, New York University, 2000
  • B.A., Classics and English Literature, Tulane University, 1997


Journal Articles and Other Publications

“Projection without Representation: Screening Maya Angelou in Calypso Heat Wave,” The Cine-Files: A Scholarly Journal of Cinema Studies 8 (2015).

“The Sensuous Harlem Renaissance: Sexuality and Queer Culture,” in A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, ed. by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson (London: Blackwell, 2015), 267-283.

“Performative Affectivity and the Letitia Ernestine Brown Divorce Case,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society vol. 40, no. 2 (2015): 417-440.

“Touching Ecstasy: Muñozian Theory and the Extension of the Soul,” Social Textvol. 32, no. 4 (2014): 47-57.

"Madam Zajj and US Steel: Blackness, Bioperformance, and Duke Ellington's Calypso Theatre," Social Text vol. 30, no. 4 (forthcoming winter 2012).

"Jamaica on Broadway: The Popular Caribbean and Mock Transnational Performance," Theatre Journal vol. 62, no. 1 (2010): 1-22.

"By the Light of What Comes After: Eventologies of the Ordinary," Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 19.2 (2009). Special Issue: Between Psychoanalysis and Affect

“Performing ‘Stormy Weather’: Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, and Katherine Dunham,” South Central Review 25.1 (2008) Special Issue: Staging Modernism

“Lena Horne’s Impersona,” Camera Obscura 23.1 (2008): 10-45.

“Closing Time: Langston Hughes and the Queer Poetics of Harlem Nightlife,” Criticism 48.3 (2006 [published in 2007]): 397-425.

“Where Are We Now?: Queer World Making and Cabaret Performance,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 6.1 (2000), 29-60.

"The New Queer Essentialism." American Literature vol. 83, no. 1 (2011): 175-184.

Selected Honors and Awards:
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • Honorable Mention, Errol Hill Award (for best book in African American theatre, drama, or performance studies), American Society for Theatre Research. 2010
  • Trustees' Teaching Award, Indiana University. 2010
  • Outstanding Essay in Theatre/Performance Studies, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, "Lena Horne's Impersona." 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize, American Society for Theatre Research, "Lena Horne's Impersona." 2009
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University. 2006-2007