Dr Sophie Nield

Research interests

Sophie Nield works on questions of space, theatricality and representation in political life and the law, and on the performance of ‘borders’ of various kinds: the US/Mexico border; the former site of the Berlin Wall; the problem of the corpse in representation. She also has research interests in film (particularly Expressionism, New German Cinema and US paranoia film) and nineteenth century stage-craft. She is a member of the editorial panel of the journal About Performance,  is a member of the Board of Directors of the research organisation Performance Studies international, and also sits on the Executive Committee of the Theatre and Performance Research Association. Between 2003 and 2006 she was Director of the AHRC-funded Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection Access for Research Project, and has been a Trustee and member of the Board of Directors of the Collection since 1999. She welcomes enquiries about research supervision in the areas of: space, theatricality and performance; film and representation; theatrical 'magic' and stage technology; historiography; ‘border’ theatres; protest, demonstration and dissent; public ceremony and political life.

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