Distinguished Speakers 2007-2017

In the past ten years our Distinguished Speakers have included:

  • Louise Amoore, Professor of Political Geography, Durham University
  • Chris Balme, Direktor des Instituts für Theaterwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
  • Simon Bayly, Reader in Drama, Theatre & Performance, Roehampton
  • Maaike Bleeker, Professor and Chair of Theatre Studies, Utrecht University
  • Costas Douzinas, Professor of Law, Birkbeck
  • Alexander García Düttmann, Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Paul Dwyer, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney
  • Naeem Inayatullah, Professor, Department of Politics, Ithaca College
  • Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics in the Department of War Studies, Kings College, London
  • Glenn Jordan, Reader in Cultural Studies and Creative Practice, University of South Wales and Director of Butetown History & Arts Centre
  • Hans-Thies LehmannProfessor for Theatre Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Debbie Lisle, Reader in International Relations in the School of Politics, International Studies, and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Claire MacDonald, University of the Arts London
  • Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaften, Goethe-Universität, University of Frankfurt
  • Sophie Nield, Senior Lecturer in Drama, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance, Royal Holloway
  • Sam Okoth Opondo, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and Africana Studies, Vassar College N.Y.
  • Véronique Pin-Fat, Department of Politics, University of Manchester
  • Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University
  • Shirin M. Rai, Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick
  • Alan Read, Professor of Theatre, King’s College, London
  • Joe Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater and English, Chair of the Theater Studies Advisory Committee and Director of Theater, Yale University
  • Rebecca Schneider, Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University
  • Michael J Shapiro, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Robbie Shilliam, Professor in International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
  • Christine Sylvester, Professor of Political Science and of Women’s Studies at University of Connecticut
  • Diana Taylor, University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish, New York University
  • Nick Vaughan-Williams, Professor in International Security, Politics and International Studies, Warwick University
  • Chris Weedon, Professor and Head of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
  • Maja Zehfuss, Professor of International Politics, The University of Manchester