I am a performance maker and researcher, interested in multilingual, applied and autobiographical performance practices. I am currently a PhD Candidate and Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Warwick, focusing 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 Performance Analysis and third year Performing Gender and Sexuality modules on a weekly basis.
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.