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Ben Spatz is a nonbinary scholar-practitioner and a leader in the development of new artistic and embodied research methods. They are Reader in Media and Performance at University of Huddersfield (UK) and author of three books: What a Body Can Do (Routledge 2015), Blue Sky Body (Routledge 2020), and Making a Laboratory (Punctum 2020). Ben is founding editor of the videographic Journal of Embodied Research and the Punctum imprint Advanced Methods. Their work has been presented at more than thirty institutions in eighteen countries. For more information, please visit: <www.urbanresearchtheater.com>.

Research Expertise and Interests

• Performer training and performance technique

• Theatres of musicality and song

• Intersections of performing, martial, healing, and ritual arts

• Audiovisual and embodied practice research methods

• Critical race studies, gender studies, new materialisms

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, City University of New York

Award Date: 30 Sep 2013

External positions

External PhD Supervisor, University of Gothenburg

External PhD Supervisor, University of York

External PhD Supervisor, University of the Arts Helsinki


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