Research and Teaching
I am an interdisciplinary scholar engaged in questions of theatricality, performance, and the sporting body. Currently, I am Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Brunel University London.
From 2016-2018 I was Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance of Fitness (www.dynamictensions.com), a cultural history of men’s fitness and its intersection with the theatre in Britain and the United States, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. As part of this work I was a visiting scholar at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, University of Texas at Austin (February 2017) and a visiting scholar at University at Buffalo, SUNY (October 2017).
My publications include a monograph, forthcoming with University of Texas Press, entitled Dynamic Tensions: Performing Fitness, Physical Culture, and Masculinities. I am also coeditor of Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge, 2016) with Eero Laine and Claire Warden. Eero and I are also co-editing a new collection entitled Sports Plays. I have also published numerous articles in journals including Theatre Journal, TDR: The Drama Review, and Performance Research. See more under “Publications”
I pick things up and put them down.
I am an amateur Olympic Weightlifter – a late starter at 32. I train with Brunel Weightlifting Club. I occasionally post videos of shaky PBs on my Instagram.
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