• Committee: Harriet Davidson, Cheryl Clarke, Alicia Ostriker
  • Post-MA Employment/Education: Owner/Manager, The Fried Firm, PLLC (Brooklyn, NY) Co-founder, Feel Up Records (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Thesis/Practicum: Thesis: Feminists Publishing/Feminist Poetry
Shana Fried graduated from the M.A. program in January of 2001. Her master's thesis, “Feminists Publishing Feminist Poetry," was a critical survey on 20th century feminist activism through independent publishing by feminist presses. Upon graduation, Shana worked at the United Nations as director of a fundraising office in the Department of Protocol and Diplomatic Affairs. While working at the U.N., she returned to Rutgers in 2002 as a part-time evening lecturer in the undergraduate course, Women, Culture and Society. From 2002-03, Shana volunteered as the women's program director for the Latin American Workers Project (El Proyecto) in Brooklyn, where she coordinated language and immigrants rights programs for women day laborers. In 2006, Shana completed a Juris Doctorate degree at Rutgers Newark Law School, and currently operates her own law firm focusing on music and entertainment business law.