About Claire

I am an Arts Research Africa and Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (SA) and an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (UK).

My research focuses on approaches to making multilingual performance that is mindful of reproducing linguistic hegemonies in collaborative, applied and autobiographical performance contexts. This research is driven by my work as a performance-maker across the UK, Germany, SA and my native Australia, particularly as I have engaged mediating roles between applied projects with youth, refugees and older actors, and professional practices as a dramaturg and a producer. I am currently adapting my interdisciplinary doctoral research into a monograph, titled Making multilingual performance: Omission, alignment, disruption (Routledge, forthcoming).

I received my PhD from the University of Warwick, where I studied as a Commonwealth Scholar; completed an MA at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London; and, a BA at Notre Dame University and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth, Australia.


As a result of the pandemic, I returned to be close to my family in Perth, Western Australia in mid-2020 and currently working for SA, UK and Australian universities from this remote part of the world. 

Read more about my research

List of selected performance projects

Summary of teaching and speaking