Dr Grant Tyler Peterson

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My doctoral research was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (ORSAS award) and was completed in early 2012. Under the guidance of Professor Dan Rebellato and Dr. Chris Megson, my work offers the first formal study of one of Britain’s longest running street theatre troupes, Bath’s Natural Theatre Company. In addition to providing an historiography of street theatre practices and alternative theatre traditions, the thesis investigates how the company’s approach to performance over four decades both confirms and unsettles conventional categories of alternative theatre history. 

I have presented this work at several conferences, including: Theatre and Performance Research Association, Theatre Applications, and Performance Studies International. In addition to an article that was published in Research in Drama Education (RIDE): Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, I plan to develop future articles and a book project. 

I also have research interests in LGBT/Queer studies, experimental performance and performance studies more broadly.  As a graduate student in the US, I earned a Master’s degree under the guidance of Professors Sue-Ellen Case and David Gere. My thesis "Clubbing Masculinities: Performance of Gender in Gay Male Dance Clubs" received cross-departmental supervision from UCLA’s Departments of Theatre, Music and Dance. Part of this work is published in a recent issue of Journal of Homosexuality.  

In Janurary of 2013 I joined the faculty in the School of Arts at Brunel University in London. I have also taught at Bath Spa University, University of Winchester and Royal Holloway, University of London.

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