Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, B.A. 1998

Associate Professor and Chair of Theater Department, Skidmore College

PhD in Theatre History, theory and criticism, University of Washington (2010); MFA in Theatre Pedagogy, Virginia Commonwealth University (2006); American Association of University Women Post Doctoral Fellow (204-2015); President, American Theatre and Drama Society 2019-2021); Editor, Theatre History Studies (2018-2022); Author, Traveler there is no road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas (Iowa 2016)

How has being a Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies (formerly Women's Studies) graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

"Being a graduate of the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program at Duke is among the most formative experiences of my life. I learned to meld theory with practice, action with health, activism with compassion. I learned to attune myself, across all my work, to questions of gender and sexuality, while prioritizing the body as a way of knowing. My time as an undergrad in the program at Duke informs all my work still, as a scholar, teacher, artist, author, administrator, and citizen. I recall clearly, still, key moments and key teachers. They have been my compass."

Lisa Jackson-Shebetta