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Shawn Doubiago

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Gleeson Library, 4th Floor


Shawn Doubiago’s early interest in representations of gender and conflict in literature was sparked in part by her extensive travels as a young woman, and in part by her need to understand human capacity for violence. With three degrees in Comparative Literature and with two designated emphasizes (Feminist Theory and Research and Critical Theory),  Shawn specializes in 20th and 21st century women’s literature, conflict, trauma, postcolonial, and transnational literatures. She was the Managing Editor for Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice from 2016-2021. She recognizes the fundamental importance of "cura personalis," the Jesuit value of caring of the whole person.


  • Comparative literature
  • Feminist and gender studies
  • The Novel
  • Trauma
  • Literary representations of war and conflict

Research Areas

  • 20th and 21st century women's writing
  • Postcolonial and transnational literature and film
  • Childhood in literature


  • Member, University Assessment Committee.
  • Policy Board member representing the USF College of Arts and Sciences for the Part-time Union (USFFA-PT).


  • UC Davis, PhD in Comparative Literature, 2010
  • San Francisco State College, MA in Comparative Literature, 2004
  • American University of Paris, BA in Comparative Literature, 1998

Prior Experience

  • Managing Editor for Peace Review: Quarterly Transnational Journal for Social Justice, USF

Awards & Distinctions

  • Part-Time Faculty Award (USF)—awarded to an adjunct faculty member in the College who exemplifies outstanding service to their department, students, and colleagues, 2020-2021.
  • University of San Francisco Preferred Hiring Pool 2 (PHP2), Spring 2018.
  • Lane Center Faculty Fellowship on Social Justice in the Jesuit Tradition, Lane Center, USF, 2017-2018. 
  • National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute,  “Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence,” Oregon State University, 2017.

Selected Publications