Welsh Crucible 2017
Amanda is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Swansea University. Previously she was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2012) and ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2009) in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway where she also completed her PhD on ‘Geographies of Performance and Identity in Asian American Theatre’ in 2008.
Her research forges interdisciplinary connections between Cultural Geography and Theatre Studies on a variety of fronts, but the themes of racial diversity, transnationalism and geopolitics form the main focus of her work. Her current research examines arts revival, reconstruction and development in post-conflict societies, particularly in Cambodia. Amanda is committed to the politics of diversity and to highlighting the experiences of marginalised groups.
2018 update: Amanda has been promoted to Associate Professor in Human Geography.