Shane Vogel received: a B.A. in Classics and English Literature from Tulane University in 1997; an M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University in 2000 and 2004 respectively.
He teaches IU courses in the area of performance studies, as well as modern and contemporary drama, theatre history, dramatic theory, queer studies, and African American literature and performance. His area of research focuses on the relationship between performance, race, and sexuality.
After having received Honorable Mention for the 2010 Errol Hill Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research for his first published book, (2009) titled,"The Scene of Harlem Cabaret," Vogel is currently working on a second book, titled, "Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze." In his research, he has received support from Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Society of Learned Societies, and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University, Georgia.