Dr Carolyn Shapiro
Dr Carolyn Shapiro received her MA and PhD in Performance Studies from New York University (2004), and received a BA in Comparative Literature and History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. She taught in the English department at Baruch College, City University of New York, from 1996-1999, before moving to the UK in 1999. She has been lecturing in critical theory and history and cultural studies at Falmouth since 2002, across disciplines, including: BA(Hons) History of Modern Art and Design; MA 20th Century Art and Design; BA(Hons) Advertising; MA Creative Advertising; BA(Hons) Illustration, MA Authorial Practice; MA Communication Design; MA Graphic Design; BA(Hons) English and Creative Writing; and BA(Hons) Film Studies.
She currently holds the position of course coordinator for Critical Studies for BA(Hons) Illustration and as primary tutor for the theories and discourses module for MA Authorial Practice, and has been the primary tutor on the Visual Culture and Communication module for the MA Creative Advertising for 15 years. She is lead supervisor for Phd candidates Matthew Lunt, Louise Bell, and Jeanie Sinclair at Falmouth University. In October 2013, Carolyn received a substantial research and innovation grant from the Academy of Innovation and Research at Falmouth University to put on the international four day conference, Performing Objects, which took place across multiple venues between Falmouth and Penryn campuses, and included papers, performances, and workshops for both students and the general public. Coordinated with Performing Objects was the art exhibit "Felicitous Objects" at The Poly gallery, which Carolyn co-curated with Maria Christoforidou.