Kieran Sellars is a PhD researcher and Part-time Lecturer on the Drama programme. Kieran began his PhD in Performance Studies, here, at DMU, in 2015. His doctoral research explores queer performances of masculinity in live art and how these performances reconfigure the dominant heteronormative gendered landscape. His research interests include gender and sexuality, queer theory, feminist performance art, and the male body in performance.
Kieran has been teaching at DMU since 2016 and has taught across a variety of modules on the BA (Hons) Drama, BA (Hons) Performing Arts, and MA Performance Practices programmes. He makes performance and has exhibited his work throughout Leicester. Kieran’s performance practice is complemented by his yoga training, in which he qualified as an instructor in September 2018.
Kieran has an upcoming book chapter, on drag and race, in the edited collection Contemporary Drag Practices and Performers: Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 1, co-edited by Stephen Farrier and Mark Edward for Bloomsbury. Alongside this Kieran has a co-authored piece (with Cassie Brummitt) in the upcoming edited collection Queerbaiting and Fandom, edited by Joseph Brennan for University of Iowa Press (2019). Kieran has also reviewed artists’ work and exhibitions.