My research focuses on culture, queer theory and contemporary performance. My forthcoming publications include:
- ‘After Documentary Theatre: Exceptionality in National Theatre Wales’ The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning‘, in Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer, eds. Alysson Campbell and Stephen Farrier, Palgrave 2015.
- ‘What Money Can’t Buy: The Economies of Adrian Howells’, in It’s All Allowed: The Performance Works of Adrian Howells, eds. Dee Heddon and Dominic Johnson, London: Intellect Live, 2016.
- ‘King of the ring, and Queen of it too’: The Exotic Masculinity of Adrian Street’, in Performance and Pro Wrestling, eds. Broderick Chow, Eero Laine and Claire Warden, London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
- ‘Performing Hybrid Wales’ in Queer Wales, ed. Huw Osborne, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016.
My recent publications include:
- ‘Queer Exceptions’ in Theatre Research International. Volume 40, Issue 1, 2015.
- ‘Queer (Mis)recognition in the BBC’s Sherlock’, in Adaptation, 8 (1): 50-67, 2015 First published online: November 30, 2014.
- ‘”Even if we do not take things seriously… we are still doing them”: Disidentification, ideology, and queer performance’ in Žižek and Performance, eds. Broderick Chow and Alex Mangold, Palgrave 2014.
- ‘Playing queer: Affordances for sexuality in Fable and Dragon Age’, in Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2013.
- ‘Temporary Legitimacy: Queer Possibilities in Digital Performance’ in Performance, Identity and the Neo-Political Subject, eds. Fintan Walsh and Matthew Causey, Routledge 2013.
- Contemporary British Queer Performance, Palgrave 2012.
- ‘Staging legitimacy: theorising identity claims in anti-homophobia Theatre-in-Education’, in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 16 (1), 2011.
- ‘Collaborative performance and asynchronous action: World Without Oil’s fragmented forum’, in International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 7 (1), 2011.
My most recent conference presentations and public events include:
- Screening of Ghost In The Shell and panel discussion on queer cyborgs, staged as part of Scottish Queer International Film Festival / EXPLORATHON, Glasgow, September 2015.
- ‘Laughing in the wrong places: complicity in feminist and queer performance’, presented at TaPRA, University of Worcester, September 2015.
- ‘Ron Athey in conversation’, staged as part of Glasgay 2014. Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow. November 2014.
- ‘The problem with (queer) martyrs’, presented in absentia at TaPRA, Royal Holloway University London, September 2014.
- ‘Temporal attachments: queer time and the (re)staging of monogamy’, presented at Queer Futures group, FIRT/IFTR, Warwick, July 2014.
- ‘What’s Next for Queer Performance?’ Panel discussion presented as part of Glasgay! 2013 with Martin O’Connor, Stef Smith and John Binnie. Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow. October 2013.
- ‘Performing chronic time’, presented at TaPRA, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, September 2013.
- ‘Affects of optimism’, presented at Queer Futures group, FIRT/IFTR, Barcelona, July 2013.
- ‘Apprehending queerness: representation after visibility’, presented at TaPRA, University of Kent, Canterbury, September 2012.
- ‘Authentically Queer’, PSi#18, University of Leeds, June 2012.
- ‘Queer/Welsh and Welsh/Queer: performing hybrid identity’, presented at Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities (annual conference of AWWE), Newtown, Powys, April 2012.
- ‘I see no mountain: autobiography and identity in the Welsh landscape’, presented at TAPRA, Cardiff, September 2010.
- ‘Queer constituencies: theorising (un)marked identities in applied performance practice’, presented at Theatre Applications, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, April 2010.
- ‘Mutant stages: memes and the reproduction of performance’, presented at Making and Thinking: Performance and Philosophy as Participation, Centre for Theatre, Performance and Philosophy, University of Aberystwyth, January 2009.