I joined DMU in January 2019. 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, the Association for Art History conference, 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. 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) entitled Kira O'Reilly: Untitled (Bodies), and I am currently writing a monograph with the working title Aftermaths: Mess and Performance since 1960 (contracted with Routledge).
I am currently an editor of the peer-reviewed journal Studies in Theatre and Performance. At DMU, I am also Deputy Programme Leader for the MA in Performance Practices.
I welcome applications from PhD candidates in areas of performance art, live art, queer, feminist, and activist performance practices, and connections between visual art, theatre, and performance.