Jonathan Shailor Profile

ProfilesJonathan Shailor, Ph.D., Communication, University of Massachusetts, is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, where he directs the Certificate Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Jonathan Shailor

He is founder and director of The Shakespeare Prison Project in Wisconsin, and a 2015 Fellow with the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution. His teaching, research, and community service focus on the uses of storytelling, dialogue and performance as vehicles for conflict transformation.

Selected publications:

Shailor, J. (2013). Kings, warriors, magicians, and lovers: Prison theater and alternative performances of masculinity. In S. J. Hartnett, E. Novek & J. K. Wood (Eds.), Working for justice: A handbook of prison education and activism (pp. 13-38). Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

Shailor, J. (Ed.). (2011). Performing new lives: Prison theatre. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Shailor, J. (2011). Humanizing education behind bars: The theatre of empowerment and the Shakespeare project. In S. Hartnett (Ed.), Empowerment or incarceration? Reclaiming hope and justice from the prison-Industrial complex (pp. 229-251). Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

Shailor, J. (2009). Improvising a new life: Interactive theater. In K.J. Gergen, S.M. Schrader & M. Gergen (Eds.), Constructing worlds together: Interpersonal communication as relational process. New York: Pearson Education.

Shailor, J. (2008). When muddy flowers bloom: The Shakespeare Project at Racine Correctional Institution. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 123(3), 632-641.

Shailor, J. (2008). A professor’s perspective: The Shakespeare Project at Racine Correctional Institution. In K. Brune (Ed.), Creating behind the razor wire: Perspectives from arts in corrections in the United States (pp. 38-41). Published by

Shailor, J. (1999). Desenvolvendo uma abordagem transformacional à prática da mediação: Considerações teóricas e práticas. In D. F. Schnitman & S. Littlejohn (Eds.), Novos paradigmas en mediação. Porto Alegre, Brazil: Editora Artes Médicas Sul Ltda.

Shailor, J. (1997). Context and the coordinated management of meaning. In J. L. Owen (Ed.), Context and communication behavior. Reno, NV: Context Press.

Shailor, J. (1994). Empowerment in dispute mediation: A critical analysis of communication. New York: Greenwood Press.

Work for CID:
Jonathan Shailor wrote KC65: Conflict Transformation.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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