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Research themes

Research in Drama addresses urgent challenges facing contemporary society. The performing arts reflect, represent and reveal processes of cultural change. We also consider everyday social and cultural performance, and use performance as a lens through which to observe the dynamic world in which we live.

Our research covers a range of thematic interests, reflecting ongoing dialogues within the department and beyond it. They are not mutually exclusive and represent broad interests among our current staff. We are interested in connecting with scholars from other disciplines working in these areas, with project partners and stakeholders who share our interests and in postgraduate research that might contribute to our wider understanding.

Creative Industries
Class and Labour
Visual Culture and Popular Performance
Environments, Ecologies and Cities
South Asian Performance and Diasporic Practices
Race and Ethnicity
Voice, Sound and Music