Lois Weaver, Commit an Act of Domestic Terrorism, Hang Your Laundry in Public, Art in Odd Places Festival, NYC (2011). Photograph © Lori E. Seid
In our research in the Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London, we aim:
- To lead research nationally and internationally in theatre and performance studies across areas of critical investigation, methods and forms of dissemination.
- To continue to develop areas where our research has been especially distinctive, at the highest level of international excellence.
- To sustain our political and ethical commitments to the interrogation of relationships between performance and social justice.
- To promote the development and renewal of research in the field through active leadership and participation (in, for example, editing, curatorship, programming, early career researcher mentoring and postgraduate student development).
- To nurture the relationships of drama, theatre and performance studies to interdisciplinary research (in, for example, geography, medicine, politics, visual cultures, economics, film, literary studies, languages and history).
- To produce research in a range of forms and media, most effectively to reach diverse and distributed audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
- To produce research with social and cultural impact, particularly for: artists; arts agencies and organizations; policy makers; and communities that are potentially marginalized (for example, by age, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and poverty).
- To promote and encourage research-led teaching.
- To pursue and promote research that adheres to rigorous ethical standards, respecting the College's ethical guidelines.
- To provide strong departmental support structures for research.
- To engage and collaborate with users and co-creators of our research in: higher education; other areas of education; arts practice; arts, social, and cultural policy; community organizations; commercial and media enterprises; and elsewhere.