The Center for Multiethnic and Transnational
Dr. Herbert Shore has been a Professor in the
School of Theatre at the University of Southern California since 1982.
He has been a Research Fellow with the Center for Multiethnic and Transnational
Studies since 1992. Dr. Shore is a specialist in World Literature(s) in
English, Literature and Theatre in the Third World, African Literature,
Literature and Drama in the African Diaspora as well as Political and Cultural
studies in Southern Africa. Dr. Shore has held the positions of Associate
Dean of the USC School of Theatre (1990-1993), Distinguished Visiting Fellow,
Latrobe University (African Research Institute and Division of Drama),
in Melbourne, Australia and Resident Artist/Scholar, Eltham College, Eltham,
Victoria, Australia from 1989-1990. Dr. Shore was commissioned to do a
study of the Naitonal Festival of American Folklife in Washington DC, was
the Founder and Co-Director of the Theatre for a New Repertory (1972-1987)
and the Technology, the Arts, and Cultural Transformation (TACT) a program
of UNESCO and the US National Commission for UNESCO (1976-1987). Dr. Shore
has also written plays including "Ashes, Dark Antigone" and "Not With Our
Fathers" and English adptation of Enrique Bueneventura's "Papers From Hell".
Dr. Shore has served as an expert in the areas
of culture and theatre. He has also received numerous awards including
the medal of Bagamoyo for distinguished service to Southern Africa through
literature and drama bestowed by the Government of Mozambique (1989) and
the USC Faculty Innovative Teaching Grant (1988).