Program: MA

Supervisor: Dr. Geraldine Pratt

Degrees: BA Hons, Theatre (UBC)

Entry Date: September 2015

Expected Graduation Date: September 2018

Achievements: SSHRC Graduate Award for 2016/2017

Research Statement: My research looks at the relationship between Canadian federal and provincial arts and culture funding priorities, and the performance of diversity on stage in theatre, with a specific focus on British Columbia. I am particularly interested in how this relationship has shaped or contributed to discussions about diversity in theatre, and which communities and histories are being remembered and documented through the arts. My research examines discourses and articulations of race, representation, and culture within policy-defined “culture”, and creates a historical and structural context for diverse theatre and how it is understood in mainstream Canadian arts and culture.