Amanda Masterpaul - Coastal Carolina University
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Amanda Masterpaul

Teaching Associate

Contact Amanda Masterpaul

Kearns Hall  102(A)

Fall 2021 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 8:00 - 8:50am;
Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:45 - 2:45pm;
Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm
*Email for an appointment. 

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”― Audre Lorde


Amanda Masterpaul is a teaching associate and applied theatre practitioner dedicated to weaving social justice, cultural competency, and critical consciousness into the everyday experience. As a Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and artist-activist, Amanda believes in the power of multi-identifying people collaborating in partnership and shared purpose to co-create visions and co-solidify solutions for concrete, social change. Throughout her career, she has worked as a teacher committed to radical pedagogy and community organizer alongside various community partnerships and civic engagement projects.


M.A. Social Justice and Community Organizing, Prescott College 

Graduate Certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies, University of South Carolina

B.A., in Theatre with emphasis in Directing, University of South Carolina 


It’s Happening . . . Processing Racism, LGBTQ Oppression, Suicide, Sexual Violence, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Chicago, IL, June 12, 2015

The Transformative Power of Theatre: An Interactive Workshop on the Dismantling of Bully Culture, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Omaha, NE, June 28, 2014

Crossing the Border: Confronting and Analyzing Stereotypes with Underrepresented Youth, with Sheri Hardee, Women’s Studies Conference, University of South Carolina, March 2, 2007

Crossing the Border: Confronting and Analyzing Stereotypes, with Sheri Hardee, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, Minneapolis , MN, May 30 – June 2, 2007

Teaching Areas 

Applied Theatre

Theatre for Social Change & Social Justice 

Women’s and Gender Studies

Research Areas 

Perspectives on Urban Education, Fall 2009 • Women’s Well-Being Initiative: Creating, Practicing, and Sharing a Border Pedagogy for Youth

Interesting Facts

  • Student Affairs Division Award, Coastal Carolina University, 2019-2020
  • Student Engagement Award presented to a faculty member of the university community who most typifies the ideals of student development as advisor, counselor, educator, and friend. Student Achievement Funding (SAF), Coastal Carolina University, September 2017 – June 2020
  • “The Lighthouse Project” - a three year-long collaboration between Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Theatre students and participants with Project Lighthouse, a drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness. The collaboration culminated in a theatrically devised event engaging audience members in civic dialogue and re-envisioning of the societal structures that perpetuate homelessness in order to transform community through civic engagement.