Faculty & Staff

AB, University of Michigan; MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Shapiro has been teaching at Truman since 1997. She specializes in sociolinguistics, semantics/pragmatics, and linguistic criticism of literature. Her book, Wallace's Dialects, on the author David Foster Wallace, is now available from Bloomsbury Academic Press. She is now working on a book chapter for an edited volume entitled Queer TV China, and a new course prep on Mo Dao Zu Shi/The Untamed, an epic gay Chinese fantasy.  

A returned Peace Corps volunteer (Morocco 1986-1988), she is also the coordinator of the Peace Corps Prep program on campus, helping to prepare students for international service.