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Summer School Faculty and Guest (in alphabetical order)

Amir Amirani – internationally renown and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker, the author of We Are Many, the dcumentary about protest marches against the war in Iraq in 2003 that took place in over 800 cities across the globe.

Hannah Barker is a writer, director, facilitator and theatre-maker. She co-found Analogue, an award-winning theatre company creating new work inspired by real stories. Trained in theatre and as a journalist, Hannah’s work is inspired by current, political and ethical questions. She has co-written and directed the company’s work including Mile End, (Fringe First 2007, Arches Brick Award 2007), Beachy Head (Critically acclaimed UK tour), 2401 Objects (Fringe First 2011) co-produced by Staatstheater Oldenburg, Stowaway (2016 UK tour), inspired by the developing migrant crisis and Transports, an interactive experience exploring Parkinson’s disease, piloted at the Science Museum in 2014. She is currently writing and directing Sleepless, a multi-stranded show looking at the politics of health and the value of a life in relation to the economy, co-produced by Staatstheater Mainz, Germany. The company’s work is published by Oberon. Hannah also facilitates workshops and creates new shows inspired by current, political events with young people, including on The Tomorrow Project at the Donmar Warehouse, at Derby Theatre, Playbox, Platform Glasgow, The Brit School, Central School of Speech and Drama, Birkbeck, Southbank university and Royal Holloway.

China Plate— an independent theatre studio that works with artists, venues, festivals, to make exciting and original theatre which explores the relationship between form and narrative.

Dr Milija Gluhovic (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick) — the author of Performing European Memories: Trauma, Ethics, Politics (Palgrave 2013), (with Karen Fricker) Performing the ‘New’ Europe: identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (Palgrave 2013) and (with Jisha Menon) Rethinking the Secular: Performance, Religion and the Public Sphere (forthcoming 2016)

Dr Nesreen Hussein is an Egyptian theatre practitioner and a Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre at Middlesex University. She holds a BFA in Scenography and Interior Architecture from Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in Cairo, and received both her MRes and PhD degrees in Drama and Theatre from Royal Holloway, University of London. Nesreen worked internationally as an independent artist with a number of practitioners and theatre companies. Her current research focuses on performance and activism in relation to issues of agency, identity and belonging. Her publications on this topic include “Cairo: My City, My Revolution” in Performance and the Global City, eds. D.J. Hopkins and Kim Solga (Palgrave 2013), and “Gestures of Resistance between the Street and the Theatre: Documentary Theatre in Egypt and Laila Soliman’s No Time for Art” in Contemporary Theatre Review (2015). In 2011, Nesreen was awarded the Helsinki Essay Prize and the New Scholars’ Prize from the International Federation for Theatre Research.

Dr Yvette Hutchison (Theatre and Performance Studies, Warwick University) – the author of South African performance and the Archives of Memory (Manchester University Press 2013), African Theatre History:1850-1950 (James Curney, 2010) and others. She is the lead on the AHRC funded project African Women Playwright’s Network.

Ice & Fire – UK theatre company with a distinct voice that explores human rights stories through performance using testimony and documentary evidence.

Dr Silvija Jetsrovic (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick) — the author of Performance, Space, Utopia: Cities of War, Cities of Exile (Palgrave 2012), Theatre of Estrangement: Theory, Practice, Ideology (University of Toronto Press, 2006), and (with Yana Meerzon) Performance, Exile, 'America' (Palgrave 2009).

Dr Sophie Nield (Department of Drama and Theatre, University of London) teaches theatre and film at Royal Holloway, University of London. She writes on questions of space, theatricality and representation in political life and the law, and on the performance of ‘borders’ of various kinds. Recent work has focused on the figure of the refugee, the theatricality of protest and the political viability of the riot.

Professor Shirin Rai (Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick) – the author of (with Janelle Reinelt) The Grammar of Politics and Performance (Routledge 2015), Democracy in Practice: Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament (Palgrave 2014), The Gender Politics of Development (Zed Books 2008), Global Governance (Palgrave 2008) and others.

Professor Maya Krishna Rao (Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi) —an internationally acclaimed performer, educator and activist, her performances include Walk (created in response to the Delhi bus gang rape in 2012, that has since been performed at schools, street, NGOs, rallies), The Non Stop Food-Clothes-Feel Good Show, Ravanama, Lady Macbeth Revisited, A Deep Fried Jam and numerous others.

Professor Michael Saward (Politics, University of Warwick) – the author of (with Engin Isin) Enacting European Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2013), The Representative Claim (Oxford University Press, 2010), Democracy: Critical Concepts in Political Science (4 vols) (Routledge 2007), Democracy (Polity Press 2003), and others.

Professor Andrew Williams (School of Law, Warwick University) — the author of A Very British Killing: the Death of Baha Mousa (Jonathan Cape) which won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing in 2013, The Ethos of Europe: values, law and justice in the EU (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and others. He has established the Centre for Human Rights and Practices that undertakes human rights projects nationally and internationally.