Dr Emma Cox

Research interests

My research examines the intersections of migration, memory and place in contemporary culture. I am the author of Performing Noncitizenship (2015), Theatre & Migration (2014), and editor of the play collection Staging Asylum (2013). I am co-editor (with Sam Durrant, David Farrier, Lyndsey Stonebridge and Agnes Woolley) of the interdisciplinary volume, Refugee Imaginaries: Research Across the Humanities (2020), and the contributing editor of Performance and Migration (2021), a video and publishing collaboration between Digital Theatre+ and Routledge, featuring content by scholars and artists.

My current work concerns cultural and performance histories associated with biological and digital human remains. This project encompasses case studies of performance, exhibition and commemoration from around the world, tracing the trajectories of remains over range of sites and contexts, including war, migration, repatriation and medicine.

I welcome PhD students in areas connected to migration, indigeneity, memory studies, or postcolonial studies, as well as topics on Australasian performance. I have a secondary research interest in Shakespeare and Jonson in contemporary performance, particularly indigenous, postcolonial and intercultural stagings, and also welcome research proposals in these fields.

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