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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am a cultural scenographer researching more-than-human cultures of performance design, climate crisis, and trans* performance. 

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 entitled Enacting Worlds: Climate Crisis Scenographics. 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

Key Publications

PGR Supervision

  • Alex Wheeler Start Date: 01/10/2021 End Date: 05/11/2021
  • Eleanor Field Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Brighid Black Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Hannah Waters Movement practice beyond binary thinking: reactivating the ‘lost’ practice research of Jean Spencer. Start Date: 18/01/2021

Qualifications

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

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