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Dr Andrew Wilford

Senior Lecturer in Theatre

a.wilford@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0)1243 816484

Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Early Careers Researcher at the University Of Chichester.

Andrew’s research engagements are oriented by inquiries into: theatre and trauma, terrorism and tourism, biopolitics and the performance of events.

Since receiving his Practice-As-Research PhD in 2014, Andrew has extended participation, performance and presentations of his research within a diversity of international contexts and projects.

From June 2015, Andrew is recipient of a Researcher Development Award from the University of Chichester.

With Dr. Jonathan Skinner (Life Sciences) and Paul Antick (Media, Culture & Languages) from the University Of Roehampton, Andrew co-convened the Terror & The Tour and Terror On Tour colloquia in April 2015 & 2016 respectively.

A co-edited special issue of the online journal Liminalities for Terror & The Tour is due for publication in November 2016. Attracting an international response within an interdisciplinary field of inquiry, the Terror On Tour symposium will be hosted by the University Of Innsbruck in March 2017.

Andrew has been a regular participant in the American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR) Traumatic Structures Working Group from 2012.

Andrew co-convened the ‘Performance in an Age of Transparency’ working group with Dr. Gabriella Calchi Novati (ISAP, Zurich) and Malin Palani (Macalester College) for the ASTR 2016 “-Trans” conference.

Andrew has collaborated with Dr. Gabriella Calchi Novati since their first meeting as part of ASTR’s (Bio)politics & Performance Working Group in 2012.

They have presented their research extending from the Biopolitical Temporalities panel at PSi#19 in 2013 through to their most recent work in convening workshops on Biopolitics 2.0 at MANCEPT2015 & 2016.

During October 2014, Andrew was a contributor to Beirut: Bodies In Public arts festival hosted by The American University of Beirut (AUB).

In December 2015, Andrew returned to Beirut and Byblos as a panelist for the event originally organised as part of the PSi#21 Fluid States conference.

Andrew is also co-convener of Performing Place symposia at the University of Chichester with Dr. Vicky Hunter (Dance).

Publications

Nov 2016: Between Beirut and Bethlehem (Confessions Of A Tourorist) – A Video Essay in Liminalities Special Issue: Terror & The Tour. Co-edited with Dr. Jonathan Skinner & Paul Antick (University Of Roehampton) 

Sept 2017: Lone Wolves, Werewolves and Radicalised Rolling Stone Covers in Biopolitics 2.0: Digital Subjects in an Age of Uncertainties. Co-edited with Dr. Gabriella Calchi Novati