The TaPRA Postgraduate community is distinct from the Working Groups, being open to all postgraduates and early career researchers, regardless of field of study or membership of Working Groups. There is no need to ‘opt in’ to the Postgraduate community, and one can attend postgraduate events as well as participating in other Working Groups throughout the year.
The Postgraduate Committee aims to represent and respond to TaPRA’s postgraduate constituency and strives to develop a community which shares and fosters theatre and performance research. The Postgraduate Committee also endeavours to provide supportive environments for postgraduates interested in theatre and performance research to meet and interact, particularly during the annual conference and at an annual postgraduate symposium.
The Postgraduate committee is also responsive to the needs of postgraduates pursuing theatre and performance research, and aims to provide topical speakers on contemporary issues that affect postgraduates within the UK.
If you are new to TaPRA, you might like to consult our handy guide to attending your first TaPRA conference, available here.
Every year, TaPRA runs a Postgraduate Essay Prize (http://tapra.org/postgraduate-essay-prize/). All entrants
receive peer feedback on their submission. The prize includes the opportunity to be mentored towards publication in a major academic journal.
You can follow us on Twitter @TaPRA_PG or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TaPRA is hosting a postgraduate research applications workshop open to all those planning to apply for postgraduate research study
Postgraduate research includes PHD, MPhil, DPhil and Masters by Research degrees and similar programmes of research-focused study. Whether or not you are currently in education, you are welcome to attend this workshop
The workshop will take place online and will be captioned. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact email@example.com.
During the workshop, guest speakers will give their advice for postgraduate research applications in theatre and performance disciplines, followed by a Q&A.
Dr Kene Igweonu
Dr Kene Igweonu is Deputy Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange) for the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at Middlesex University. He is the President of the African Theatre Association (AfTA). Dr Igweonu’s research and publication interests are in actor and performance training, directing, black British theatre, theatre and performance in Africa and its Diasporas, as well as the Feldenkrais Method in health, wellbeing and performance training.
Professor Roberta Mock
Professor Roberta Mock is Professor of Performance Studies and Director of the Doctoral College at the University of Plymouth, and the Chair of TaPRA. Her research – which takes the form of both practice and writing – focuses on gender, sexuality and bodies in performance, with a specific interest in live art and stand up comedy by Jewish women. Roberta was a founding co-director of the AHRC-funded 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training (which focuses exclusively on practice-research in digital art, culture and performance) and the 2020 Chair of the ESRC-funded SWDTP Awards & Ratification Committee.
You do not have to be a member of TaPRA to attend the workshop. To find out more about TaPRA, visit http://tapra.org. Find us on Twitter at @TaPRA_ and @TaPRA_PG.
Sign up for the event here: