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The Department of Drama at Exeter is a centre of excellence for teaching and research across a broad and diverse range of interests within our disciplines. We are a dynamic and friendly team who offer intellectually challenging and wide-ranging teaching, and a flourishing research culture.

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We're proud of the research carried out by our PhD students. Follow the links below to find out more about our PhD students and their research projects.

Student Research title First supervisor Second supervisor
Clark Baim Applied theatre. Dr Kerrie Schaefer Dr Sarah Goldingay
Rebecca Benzie An investigation of contemporary playwrights using feminist and gender critiques Professor Katherine Newey Professor Jane Milling
Rosie Bristowe Mapping Living Indian Displays in London's Exhibitions, 1851-1914 Professor Katherine Newey Carol Upadhya
Sinibaldo De Rosa The Alevi Semah as Intangible Cultural Heritage and Transnational Transcendence. Professor Jerri Daboo John O'Connell
Nazlihan Eda Ercin Performing Virginity: A Practice-Led Research about the Perceptions and Practices of Virginity in Turkey Dr Natasha Lushetich Professor Jerri Daboo
Catherine Holmes Aerial Stars: Femininity, Celebrity and Glamour in the Representations of Female Aerialists in the UK and US in the 1920s and early 1930s Professor Katherine Newey Dr Adrian Curtin
Victoria Jassey
Anthony Lidington The Itinerant British Showman - the exploration and evolution of 'Seer Performance'. Professor Jane Milling Dr Joe Kember
Alexandra MacKenzie When you're here, we are here also. An examination of how contemporary sacred re-enactments reveal Mormon faith and strengthen Mormon Identity in the 21st century. Dr Sarah Goldingay Dr Rebecca Loukes
Aparna Mahiyaria Understanding Politics, Aesthetics and Performance: A Study of the Development of Street Theatre in Delhi, India Professor Cathy Turner Shivali Tukdeo
Effrosyni Mastrokalou Bright to dark consciousness in pyschophysical actor training. Dr Rebecca Loukes Professor Phillip Zarrilli
Elizabeth Philps Parents Performing Walking: how can understandings of walking performance be enhanced through participatory live art works which include children? Professor Cathy Turner Dr Rebecca Loukes
William Platt Subverting the Spectacle: A Critical Study of Culture Jamming as Activist Performance Professor Stephen Hodge Dr Patrick Duggan
Alison Rockbrand Rite of Performance: Identity Construction in Contemporary Esoteric Performances. Dr Sarah Goldingay Professor David Wiles
Rebecca Savory Performing identities in a "hybrid space": flash mobs in contemporary urban India Professor Jerri Daboo Shivali Tukdeo
Jonathan Venn Notions of agency in depiction of mental health in contemporary theatre Professor Jane Milling Dr Adrian Curtin