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Talks and conference presentations

  • 'Austerity and overflow', PSi*23, Hamburg (June 2017)
  • 'Social bodies: The Oresteia at Shakespeare's Globe', Quorum, QMUL (February 2017)
  • 'Facing reality: Mike Daisey's The Trump Card', Politicians and Other Performers, Birkbeck (January 2017)
  • 'Dramaturgies of assembly: contemporary British theatre and collective politics' (with Dr Marilena Zaroulia), British theatre in the 21st century: New texts, New stages, New identities, New worlds, Université Paris-Sorbonne (October 2016)
  • 'Bodies and voices in assembly' (with Dr Marilena Zaroulia), TaPRA Conference 2016, University of Bristol (September 2016)
  • 'Sounding social democracy', Spectacular Labor: ATHE PSFG Pre-Conference, Chicago, USA (August 2016)
  • Invited speaker, Artists’ Film Biennial: Mediating Cityscapes Symposium, ICA (May 2016)
  • Invited speaker, Readings of the Crisis: law, philosophy, theatre, University of Macerata, Italy (December 2015)
  • Invited speaker, Working It: an Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex, Work and Performance, QMUL (November 2015)
  • 'Constructing crisis: gender and finance in new writing for the stage', Brunel Performance Research Seminar (February 2015).
  • Contributor (with Dr Kate Maclean), Gendering representations of the financial crisis, Birkbeck Institute of Gender and Sexuality (November 2014). Listen to the podcast of the event here.
  • 'Crowdfunding', Money Talks: Income Generation for Artists, Artsadmin (September 2014)
  • 'Time and money: British theatre and the financial crisis', Theatre and Stratification: FIRT/IFTR World Congress, University of Warwick (July 2014)
  • 'Much obliged: crowdfunding the arts', The Labour and Leisure of Performance, University of Erfurt (July 2014)
  • '"The witness and the replay": oral history and documentary theatre', 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences: Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds, Manchester (August 2013)
  • 'National interests: theatre, crisis and anti-theatricality', contribution to 'Europe in Crisis: Urban Performances of Capitalism and Resistance', Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)Stability: 20th International Conference of Europeanists, Amsterdam (June 2013)
  • 'National interests: theatre, crisis and anti-theatricality', What is Performance Philosophy? Staging a New Field, University of Surrey, Guildford (April 2013)
  • 'Crowd-funding', contribution to panel '"New" forms of arts funding', Subsidy, Patronage and Sponsorship: Theatre and Performance Culture in Uncertain Times, V&A, London (July 2012)
  • Performer, 'Work Songs: Exploring Immaterial and Emotional Labour as Performance Material', PSi18, Leeds (July 2012)
  • Contributor, Ideology Now, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London (April 2012)
  • 'Popular theatres: London Bubble and logics of subsidy and investment', Public Investments: a series of talks and events hosted by the Performance Research Group at King’s College London, London (February 2012)
  • Chair, 'Critiquing Community', Ages and Stages: a conference for anyone interested in intergenerational community performance, London (January 2012). Read the report by panellist Lyn Gardner (The Guardian) here.
  • 'London Bubble', in ‘Dreaming Again: Deconstructing the Categories of Alternative British Theatre’ working group, ASTR, Montreal (November 2011)
  • Invited respondent, Beyond Angels, Elephants, Good Intentions and Red-Nose Rebellion: what is the future of art in the public realm?, Bristol (June 2011) - my response to the conference is available here.
  • 'carcraig won't give up her day job': fitness-based pole-dancing and neoliberalism's uneasy femininities', ATHE PSFG, Los Angeles (August 2010)
  • ‘Identity correction: the Yes Men and acts of ‘discursive leverage’’, Theatre Applications: Performance with a Purpose, CSSD (April 2010) & PSi*16, Toronto (June 2010)
  • ‘‘The theology of chance’: risk, uncertainty, performance’, ATHE PSFG, New York (August 2009)
  • ‘(Mis)apprehending 'inclusion': performing value across borders’, PSi*15, Zagreb (June 2009) & CSSD Research Seminar (February 2010)
  • Exodus’, Poetics of Globalisation, Southampton University (January 2008)
  • ‘‘Those faces are wonderful’: articulations of community in Exodus’, QMUL Modern Languages Forum (November 2007)
  • ‘Imagining cultural value’, TaPRA, Performance, Identity and Community working group, Leeds (September 2007)
  • ‘Acquiescent audiences: performance, regeneration and the production of aesthetic consent’, ATHE PSFG Emerging Scholars Panel, New Orleans (July 2007)
  • ‘Staging Margate, staging meaning’, QMUL Graduate Conference (June 2007)
  • ‘‘How does it work?’: engaging with the economic and political in performance’, Poetics of Globalisation, Southampton University (May 2007)
  • ‘Antitheatricalism and civic participation: an example of practice under New Labour’, London Theatre Seminar (November 2006)
  • Position paper on ‘Performance Studies and Politics: Looking Ahead’, PSi*12, QMUL (June 2006)
  • ‘Risk in performance: La Ribot’s 40 espontaneos’, QMUL Quorum (March 2006) & Risk and Breakdown: Shifting the Study of Culture (grad), Duke University, Durham NC (US) (March 2006)