Dr Jenny Hughes

Senior Lecturer

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Research interests

My research interests include: the histories of theatre, performance and poverty; contemporary theatre practice and economic justice; activist theatre and protest performance; applied theatre and performance, especially with young people living with risk; and research methodologies in applied theatre and theatre studies. 

Publications include: a collection of essays edited with Helen Nicholson, Critical Perspectives in Applied Theatre (Cambridge University Press, 2016); a monograph, Performance in a time of terror (Manchester University Press, 2011); and a co-authored book (with James Thompson and Michael Balfour) Performance in place of war (Seagull/Chicago, 2009), alongside various journal articles, research reports and book chapters. My editing projects include the following special issues of journals - 'The House: A Curated Portfolio in Five Parts', Studies in Theatre Performance (37:1, 2017); 'Precariousness and the Performances of Welfare' RIDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (22:1, 2017); and ''Theatre, Performance and Activism: Gestures towards an Equitable World' (with Simon Parry), Contemporary Theatre Review (25:3, 2015).


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