Dr. Giles, Associate Professor of Theatre and the Institute for African American Studies, earned her Ph.D. at the City University of New York Graduate School. Her dissertation, "Five African-American Playwrights on Broadway, 1923-1929," is a historical study of the first non-musical plays of African-American authorship produced on Broadway. She has had a number of articles published which focus on various elements of African-American theatre and drama, particularly during the Harlem Renaissance period. Dr. Giles received her M.A. in Theatre Arts in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her B.A. from the University of Albany, State University of New York, and has worked in the professional theatre as an actor and director.
- Giles. 2008. “Glenda Dickerson’s Nu Shu: Feminist Performance/Pedagogy” in Black Women Playwrights: a Case Book, ed. Philip Kolin. London: Routledge.
- Giles. 1996. "Glitter, Glitz, and Race: The Production of Harlem." Journal of American Drama and Theater.