I joined DMU in January 2019. Prior to joining DMU I researched and taught in the areas of Performance Studies, Drama, English, and Liberal Arts.
My interdisciplinary research engages with the history, politics, and aesthetics of performance and visual culture from the 1960s on. I have published and presented in these areas, including articles on performance documentation and archives (Platform, 2014), feminist performance practices (n.paradoxa, 2014), and the body in performance (Performance Research, 2015, 2017), and research papers at TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association), PSi (Performance Studies International), the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association, and symposia at the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery and the Arnolfini in Bristol. I have also written reviews for Contemporary Theatre Review, Art History, Feminist Review, Studies in Theatre and Performance, and the Times Literary Supplement. I am currently co-convenor of the TaPRA Documenting Performance working group.
In 2017 I co-edited the first book on the work of interdisciplinary artist Kira O’Reilly (published by Intellect and Live Art Development Agency), and I am currently developing a monograph on performance art in Los Angeles since the 1970s. My PhD, which I completed at Queen Mary University of London, focused on the performances of US artist Paul McCarthy.
I welcome applications from PhD candidates in areas of performance art, live art, feminist and activist performance practices, and connections between visual art, theatre, and performance.