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My research focuses on the (dis)remembered stories of British dancers who worked the cabaret night clubs of Europe in the 1970s and 1980s. I weave autoethnography (my lived experiences and interviews with performers and artists from this era), and hauntology (a methodology referring to the return or persistence of elements from the past, in the manner of ghosts, first introduced by French philosopher Jacques Derrida in his 1993 book Specters of Marx), to recount my life in a small touring cabaret dance company in Italy between 1980-1986. I also write researched, imagined stories of the origins of the modern cabaret in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century and employ magical realism to resurrect fin-de-siècle cabaret ghosts, allowing them to interrupt, haunt and queer my world, as I haunt and queer theirs, creating time out of joint. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Brighton

24 Sep 201830 Aug 2019

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