Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies,
Ph.D., 2008, University of South Florida
Jeanine Marie Mingé (PhD, University of South Florida), is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement at California State University, Northridge. She directed CSUN Performance Ensemble: Creatives for Social Justice for ten years. Performance Ensemble partnered with community organization R.U.T.H. YouthBuild and Neighborhood Partners in Action through CSUN’s Institute for Community Health and Well-Being.
Dr. Mingé has won the Visionary Community Service Learning Award; the Don Dorsey Teaching and Excellence Award; and OSCLG’s Feminist Teacher/Mentor award. She is co-facilitator of Bridges: A Teaching Excellence Program. Her areas of research interest include Community-Based Performance, Community Activism through the Arts, Health and Wellness, Space/Place and Qualitative Methods. All of her work is dedicated to cultivating social justice through the use of narrative, visual imagery, poetry, installation art, and performance.
Her book co-authored with Amber Lynn Zimmerman was published by Routledge Publishing Company in the series Innovative Ethnographies is entitled Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles. She has published chapters in The Handbook for Autoethnography, Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life and Communicating Health: Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities. She has also published work in Text and Performance Quarterly, Qualitative Inquiry and Studies in Symbolic Interactionism. Jeanine's next book entitled Undertow on cancer and caregiving is under review. Dr. Mingé also travels and works with the non-profit activist organization the Floating Doctors in Panama. The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.