Job: Lecturer in Arts and Festivals Management
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 257 7196
Jaleesa has a background in the arts, both as a practitioner and an administrator. Beginning her career in theatre and opera management, Jaleesa specialises in research, policy, general management, finance, and marketing across arts fields. Before joining De Montfort University, she worked as the finance manager at a theatre company in Chicago, in addition to completing a master’s degree in Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her research explores arts management and creative enterprise through the perspectives of organisational studies, social innovation, and hybrid entrepreneurship. Additionally, Jaleesa incorporates creative methods in her qualitative research studies. She has presented award-winning papers at international conferences on the topics of creative industries and social enterprise. Concurrently, her socially engaged arts practice incorporates poetry, performance, craft, and design to explore identity and intersectionality in an arts and culture context.
Stephen Lawrence Research Centre
Cultural and Creative Industries Research Group
Creative Industries Cultural InstitutionsHybrid EntrepreneurshipOrganisational StudiesIntersectionality, Womanism, and LeadershipQualitative and Creative Research Methods
Arts ManagementCreativity & InnovationCultural StudiesCultural PolicyEntrepreneurshipQualitative Research
PhD, Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, 2019
PgCert, Research Methodology in Business and Management, University of Strathclyde 2016
MA, Arts Administration and Policy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015
BSc, Theatre and Business Administration, University of Evansville, 2011
Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)
President’s Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher, 39th Annual Conference for the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Oct 2016;
Best Paper Award, Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Track, 39th Annual Conference for the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Oct 2016;
Best PhD Paper Award, 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Sep 2016
Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 2016-present, Creative Industries Entrepreneurship SIG
"Black Academic Reflexivity: Identity, Poetry, and Digital Medium" (Working Paper); Intersections & Academia 2018 Conference, Jun. 2018; University of Sheffield
"Phenomenological Methodology: Crafting the story of Scotland's creative social enterprises" (Research Paper); 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Sep. 2016; Glasgow Caledonian University
"Entrepreneurial Axiology: Hybrid values in creative social enterprise" (Research Paper); 39th Annual Conference for the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Oct.2016; Paris France
Creative Scotland; ScaleUp Institute
Prospective PhD students are invited to contact me about PhD research opportunities.
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