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Last updated 18th April 2024


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: <>.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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External PhD Supervisor, University of Gothenburg

External PhD Supervisor, University of York

External PhD Supervisor, University of the Arts Helsinki

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


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