- PhD, English, Duke University, 1995
- MA, English, Duke University, 1991
- MFA, Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 1987
- BA, English and Art History, University of Alabama, 1982
Shelton Waldrep teaches classes on Victorian literature, popular culture, film, and critical theory. He is the author of Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie, The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body and The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: Oscar Wilde to David Bowie; the co- author of Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World; and the editor of The Seventies: The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture. His latest book is entitled The Space of Sex: The Porn Aesthetic in Contemporary Film and Television. He has published articles, interviews, and poetry in numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers worldwide and has been awarded the Trustee Professorship, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship (twice), and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award. He is the recipient of a Center for Collaboration and Development Grant and a Faculty Senate Research Grant, among others.