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NameProject TitleFundingSupervisor(s)
Adebayo, Mojisola Afri-Queer Theatre: Challenging Homophobia, Re/presenting Black Lesbians and Creating Performance Spaces for Black Queer Togetherness QMUL Silverstone, Catherine
Bartley, Sarah Art Works: Participatory Practice and (Anti)Work Politics Queen Mary Principal’s Strategic Studentship supporting the Contemporary Theatre Review journal Harvie, Jen and McAvinchy, Caoimhe
Bond, Imogen What is the function of the theatre curtain call for British audiences, and how does it relate to changing ideas of theatre patronage?   Monks, Aoife
Borsuk, Amy Wanting to be Radical: Contemporary ‘Radical’ Shakespeare Theatre Practice   Bridget Escolme
Gomme, Rachel 'Being Here Now': Presence, Present, Presentness in a Live Art Practice AHRC Welton, Martin
Hubbard, Wendy Reading Collaboration: Labour, Community and the Politics of Authorship in Contemporary Theatre AHRC  
Simari, Alessanro Shakespeare's Globes: A History of Shakespearean Theatres from Globe to Globe QMUL  
McCarthy, Lynne The Performance of Waste: Dismantling Spaces of Neoliberalism in Site Specific Art Practices AHRC  
Smith, Kirstin Attention-Seeking Activities: Stunt Performances in Public Life AHRC  
Twite, Christine Cultures of Spectatorship: The Relationship between Dramaturgy, Site, Outreach and Audience in the work of Actors' Touring Company AHRC  
Walters, Ben Duckie in the Community: Performance, Audience and Social Engagement AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Duckie and Simon Casson and Dicky Eaton from Duckie
Wiskowski, Andrew Moods, Modes, and Modality: Presence and its Derivatives in Choral and Collective Performance    
Barnes, Sarah The Edge of Music: Exploring the boundaries of sound, space and the body in twenty-first century classical music performance    
Gush, Helen The World Theatre Season: Internationalisation and British performance culture  AHRC CDA McAvinchey, Caoimhe and Dorney, Kate (V & A)
Hunka, Emily Poor Players: the role of theatre troupe artistry in treating adolescent mental distress   and Warfa, Nasir
Young, Martin The Discipline in the British Theatre Industry 1550-2015  QMUL  
Young, Charlotte Interpreting Performance Practices: Signification and Political Efficacy in Performance Scholarship QMUL Michael McKinnie and Shane Boyle
Hamadah, Faisal Between the Social and the Political: The History of Kuwaiti Theatre    
Vranou, Sofia Glamorous Freakiness: Subculture, Sadomasochism and Trans-Queer Embodiment in the Live Art of Leigh Bowery (1983-1994)   Dominic Johnson
Gardini, Genna MS Independent: Writing Womanhood and Multiple Sclerosis   Aoife Monks
Harper, Sarah Inclusion, exclusion and self-censorship : the politics and aesthetics of identity and belonging in applied performance projects in suburbs of Paris and London    Caoimhe McAvinchey
Kijaniza, Tatjana WT: Empty Actions – Unoccupied Centers. Eastern European Underground Performance Art in the Late Socialist Period     Dominic Johnson and Shane Boyle  
Macauley, Vanessa Public Property: Spectacle, (in)Visibility and the Black Female Body  


Weller, Jeremy Doubting Thomas: Redemption, Rehabilitation and Self-Documentation in a Contemporary Performance Trilogy  

Bridget Escolme



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