Shauna Rigaud

Shauna Rigaud

Shauna Rigaud

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing

Beginning her career in youth work as a young person herself, Shauna has a deep passion for supporting and empowering youth and urban communities. She holds a BA in African-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MA in Gender/Cultural Studies and MS in Communication Management from Simmons College. Her interests include Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing. She is a current doctoral student in the Cultural Studies program.

Shauna is one of the founders of and current Communications Chair for Mason's Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA). 

 

Selected Publications

Owen, J. E., Rigaud, S., & McCarron, G. (2021). Hidden costs and commitments: Leadership, social class, and experiential learning. In S. Ardoin & K. Guthrie (Eds.), Leadership and Social Class. New Directions for Student Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Education

M.A. in Gender/Cultural Studies, Simmons College

M.S. in Communication Management, Simmons College

B.A. in African-American Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst