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Elizabeth Bell
Professor (Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)

Performance studies, Feminist theory, Feminist Pedagogy

Office: FAO 011
Phone: 813/974-0979

Dr. Bell is serving as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Bell joined the USF faculty in 1988. Her research interests include performance studies, feminist theory and pedagogy. She enjoys cross-stitching historical samplers, replacing biblical verses with feminist slogans. She is the proud mom of three very smart, funny, and talented children. She is Nana to two equally smart, funny, and talented grandchildren.

Curriculum Vitae
(January 2013)

Undergraduate Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Communication as Performance
  • Oral Tradition
  • Women and Communication

Graduate Course Offerings

  • Feminism and Performance
  • Performance Theory
  • Texts in Performance

Representative Publications



Honors and Awards

  • John I. Sisco Teaching Excellence Award, Southern States Communication Association, 2007.
  • Southern States Communication Association Gender Scholar of the Year, 2006.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Performance Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2005.
  • Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, 2000
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, USF, 2000


Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Texas, Austin, 1983.
M.A., Speech Communication, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.
B.S. with Honors, Speech Communication, University of Texas at Austin, 1973.