I am a performance maker and researcher, interested in multilingual, applied and autobiographical performance practices. I am currently an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies and in the final (post-submission) stages of my interdisciplinary PhD research which focuses on methods for facilitating languaging in performance-making processes. For this research, I connect the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.
My research is methodologically driven, as I am maker first and foremost, interested in the complex issues that are presented to us when creating new work that is representative of all the diversity that globalised, decolonised and post-conflict settings bring with them. I also believe in challenging the homogenising power of English in performance.
I currently present lectures within both departments that I am connected to at the University of Warwick, and teach the first year Theatre and Performance in Context and third year Performing Gender and Sexuality modules. More about my work at Warwick is available on my staff page.
I am based in Birmingham but have mostly lived and worked in London since living in the UK. I research across South Africa and my native Australia to engage with the range of complex socio-political linguistic ecologies within my work.