Ms Elizabeth Short

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Research interests/expertise

Performance Studies
Practice Based Research
Gender Studies
Pornography Studies


First Class Honours in Contemporary Performance Practice (Leeds Metropolitan University) 
Mres in Performance Practice (Leicester De Montfort University)

Conference attendance

The Diner of Absolute Regrets (2019) Borderlines VII: Performing Through the Unknown

The Filth [Buckle Up] (2018) Borderlines VI: Performing Across the Frontiers of Fear.

PhD project

PhD title

Bad Men and the Biggest Sleep: The male and transitioning body performing against rape and toxic masculinities.


Elizabeth's doctoral program of research is an ongoing series of performance projects that deal with climates and cultures of rape, misogyny and toxic masculinities. These key research concerns are explored through a praxis of durational solo works, devised and workshopped ensemble performance, and collaborative relationships conducted across live and virtual environments.