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As a graduate student in the US, I earned an MA under the guidance of Professors Sue-Ellen Case and David Gere. My thesis "Clubbing Masculinities: Performance of Gender in Gay Male Dance Clubs" received cross-departmental supervision from UCLA’s Departments of Theatre, Music and Dance. Part of this work is published in the Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Men's Studies, and a chapter in the book Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education.
My doctoral research was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England was co-advised by Professor Dan Rebellato and Dr. Chris Megson. My work offers the first formal study of Britain’s longest running street theatre troupe, the Natural Theatre Company. In addition to presenting a historiography of British alternative theatre traditions, the thesis focuses on the how the company’s unique approach to performance over four decades both confirms and unsettles conventional categories of alternative theatre history.
I have presented this work at several conferences, including: Theatre and Performance Research Association, Theatre Applications, and Performance Studies International. In addition to an article in the 2011 Autumn issue of Research in Drama Education (RIDE): Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, I plan to develop future articles and a book project.
Recently, I co-wrote a chapter with Professor Jacky Bratton about digital methods of historical research in The Cambridge Companion for Theatre History.