Emily Underwood-Lee

Emily Underwood-Lee

University of South Wales

Welsh Crucible 2019

Emily is Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales. In 2016 she completed her PhD, a feminist study of the ways contemporary women artists confront objectification in live art and performance.

Her post-doctoral research focuses on little heard personal stories from those whose voices may have been marginalised and on the differences that hearing these stories can make in policy, practice and daily life for both teller and listener. She has a particular interest in performance and the maternal, autobiography in performance art, and stories of gender, health/illness and heritage.

She has led on a number of funded research projects including ‘Forty Voices, Forty Years’ in collaboration with Welsh Women’s Aid, ‘Storytelling for Health’ in collaboration with Swansea Bay University Health Board, and ‘Performance and the Maternal’ with Lena Simic of Edge Hill University.

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