Dr Nesreen Hussein


NameDr Nesreen Hussein
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre Theory and Practice
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5160-8209
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Biography

Biography

Dr Nesreen N. Hussein is an artist, scholar and Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre at Middlesex University, London, and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research area and publications are centred on the intersections of performance, politics, and activism, in relation to issues of identity, agency and belonging. Further research and practice interests include post-colonial and decolonial histories, theories, and practices, and materiality and objects in performance practice. She is Co-Editor of Global Performance Studies journal, Assistant Editor of Theatre Research International journal, and sits on the editorial boards of Performance Research journal and International Journal of Carnival Arts. She serves on the Executive Committee of Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) as its Co-Conference Officer. Nesreen co-founded ‘Politicised Artistic Practices: An Interdisciplinary Research Initiative’ at the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Middlesex University. She is part of ‘Revolution or Nothing’, an informal network of Black and Global Majority Scholars in UK Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. In 2011, Nesreen was awarded the Helsinki Essay Prize and the New Scholars' Prize from the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). As an artist with background in performance, visual arts, and design, she worked and performed internationally with a number of theatre companies, directors and design studios. Her current artistic practice is centred on exploring identity, mobility, belonging, and the city.

Teaching

Teaching specialisms include contemporary theatre and performance; devising; critical theory; postcolonialism; decolonisation; cross-cultural practices; interdisciplinary practices; performance and politics; activism and protest; performance and identity; theatre and performance in Egypt.

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre Theory and Practice
Middlesex University
01 Jul 2013

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Research outputs

Global Performance Studies special double issue: Decolonisation and performance studies

Hussein, N. (ed.) 2022. Global Performance Studies special double issue: Decolonisation and performance studies . Performance Studies International.

Decolonisation and performance studies: Questions from the border

Hussein, N. 2022. Decolonisation and performance studies: Questions from the border. Global Performance Studies. 5 (1-2). https://doi.org/10.33303/gpsv5n1-2a114

Answer the question

Hussein, N. 2018. Answer the question. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 9 (1), pp. 118-119. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2018.1428435

Rewriting Narratives in Egyptian Theatre: Translation, Performance, Politics. Edited by Sirkku Aaltonen and Areeg Ibrahim . Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 288 17 illus. £110 Hb [Book Review]

Hussein, N. 2017. Rewriting Narratives in Egyptian Theatre: Translation, Performance, Politics. Edited by Sirkku Aaltonen and Areeg Ibrahim . Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 288 17 illus. £110 Hb [Book Review]. Theatre Research International. 42 (3), pp. 353-355. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0307883317000669

Guest editors' introduction: Creative practices/resistant acts

Hussein, N. and MacKenzie, I. 2017. Guest editors' introduction: Creative practices/resistant acts. Contention - The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. 5 (1), pp. iv-107. https://doi.org/10.3167/cont.2017.050102

Introduction: Creative practices/resistant acts

Hussein, N. and MacKenzie, I. 2017. Introduction: Creative practices/resistant acts. Contention - The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. 5 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3167/cont.2017.050102

Training and…borders

Hussein, N. and Papadelli, V. 2017. Training and…borders. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 8 (1), pp. 109-110. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2017.1275208

Gestures of resistance between the street and the theatre: documentary theatre in Egypt and Laila Soliman’s No Time For Art

Hussein, N. 2015. Gestures of resistance between the street and the theatre: documentary theatre in Egypt and Laila Soliman’s No Time For Art. Contemporary Theatre Review. 25 (3), pp. 357-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2015.1049822

Working with and supporting early career academics. A provocation

Hussein, N. 2014. Working with and supporting early career academics. A provocation. The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments' annual conference. Aberystwyth University.

Here… there… and the question of belonging

Hussein, N. 2015. Here… there… and the question of belonging. Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival.. Rich Mix, London. 07 Mar 2015

Here, there, and the question of belonging in a time of revolution

Hussein, N. 2015. Here, there, and the question of belonging in a time of revolution. Contested Exchanged: Space, Place and the Performance of Democracy. Artaud Performance Centre. Brunel University, London. 28 Mar 2015

Performance as a gesture of resistance in Laila Soliman’s No Time for Art

Hussein, N. 2015. Performance as a gesture of resistance in Laila Soliman’s No Time for Art. Theatre and Stratification. International Federation for Theatre Research’s world congress. The University of Warwick 28 Jul - 01 Aug 2014

Gestures of resistance between the street and the theatre: documentary theatre in Egypt and Laila Soliman’s No Time For Art

Hussein, N. 2015. Gestures of resistance between the street and the theatre: documentary theatre in Egypt and Laila Soliman’s No Time For Art. New Anarchist Research Group Monthly Meeting. Torriano Meeting House, London 25 Apr 2015

My City, My Revolution

Hussein, N., Papadelli, V., Goely, M. and Picknett, M. 2015. My City, My Revolution. Rich Mix theatre, London 23 Jan 2015

Cairo: my city, my revolution

Hussein, N. 2013. Cairo: my city, my revolution. in: Solga, K. and Hopkins, D. (ed.) Performance and the global city Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 223-243
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