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My current research focuses on how 'world imaginations' are practiced in an era of climate crisis, which draws upon Global South epistemologies (pluriversal thinking) and ideas associated with 'new materialism' (assemblage theory). These will form the basis for my next monograph. Building on my own experiences as a trans woman, I also have an emerging interest in what trans* performance (defined as performances made by and for gender variant individuals) can offer as an approach to non-binary performance making. These research projects align in my forthcoming chapter Gender-Assemblages: The Scenographics of Sin Wai Kin (Analyzing Gender in Performance, Palgrave).

Research interests

  • Scenography
  • Cultural perspectives on climate crisis
  • Trans* and non-binary performance
  • Architecture
  • Costume
  • Practice Research
  • Digital Humanities (virtual archaeology)
  • Modernist Performance
  • Performing Technologies

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Beyond Scenography, Hann, R. 1 Aug 2018
  • On Atmospherics: Staging Stormzy and nonbinary thinking, Hann, R. 22 Dec 2021, In: Ambiances: International Journal of Sensory Environment, Architecture and Urban Space
  • Debating critical costume: Negotiating ideologies of appearance, performance, and disciplinarity, Hann, R. 2 Jan 2019, In: Studies in Theatre and Performance
  • Modelling Kiesler’s Endless Theatre: approaches to paradata for heritage visualization, Hann, R. 19 Aug 2021, In: Theatre and Performance Design

  • Katherine Sagovsky Rewilding Play: Somatic Improvisation, Performance, and Eco-consciousness Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • David Callaghan Technology and Live Audiences: Developing an Understanding Start Date: 05/09/2022
  • Urs Dierker Clothing and storytelling: Sustainable Transformations in Costume Design for scripted serialTelevision Productions Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Alex Wheeler Start Date: 01/10/2021 End Date: 05/11/2021
  • Eleanor Field Mess as method: Exploring Mess and Scenographic Processes. Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Brighid Black Arche-lithic performance: artists’ performance practice in caves and mines Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Hannah Waters Materialising Multiplicity: Anarchiving the ‘lost history’ of Jean Spencer’s feminist art practice Start Date: 18/01/2021

  • Philosophy PhD August 31 2011
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2010

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