Thursday 20 June
13:00 – 14:30
Dr Alison Jeffers will speak about her own wide ranging research work and the session will then become open for colleagues to discuss opportunities for their research inspired teaching.
Alison Jeffers is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Contemporary Performance at the University of Manchester. Her book Refugees, Theatre and Crisis: performing global identities’ was published in 2011 and was awarded the TaPRA prize for promising research by an early career researcher in 2012. Her more recent research concerns historical and contemporary understandings of cultural democracy seen through the lens of the British Community Arts Movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Culture Democracy and the Right to Make Art a co-edited book on this subject, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen in 2017. In 2018 this book was awarded Gold Open Access status, enabled through institutional funds from the University of Manchester. Alison’s research interests include: cultural democracy; applied theatre practice and research methodologies; participatory theatre with marginalized groups; community arts history and practice and performances of citizenship and belonging. Alison teaches undergraduate modules in applied and social theatre as well as solo performance practice, all of which cross over with past and present areas of research.
You can sign up for this session on the staff development web page. Lunch will be provided on the day.