BIO

Shauna Rigaud

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Beginning her career in youth work as a young person herself, Shauna has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and higher education sectors as a leader in youth and community development, diversity and equity initiatives, and training and facilitation. Her work reflects her passion to empower individuals and communities to create change.

Shauna holds a BA in African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA in Gender/Cultural Studies and MS in Communication Management from Simmons College. She is a PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies program at George Mason University. Her research interests include a focus on the African Diaspora, the postcolonial Caribbean, Performance and Performativity, Black feminism and Caribbean feminism.

 

She is also the co-founder of Mayhem246 a concierge company that specializes in providing entertainment experiences during Barbados’ Crop Over Festival.