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Nese Ceren Tosun

Nese is fourth year doctoral student at the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick. She is working on the performances of “home” of Turkish immigrants living in London through their foodscapes. Her interdisciplinary research bridges discussions of space, scale and site with food studies and ethnographic tools within a performance paradigm. The research is based on an understanding that food can be used both as the object of inquiry and methodology owing to its micro and macro connections, aesthetic and communicative value; and migrant home(s) are on-going performances rather than fixed belongings.

She previously worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Management of Performing Arts Department, University of Bilgi (2007-2009). She holds an MA in International Performance Research with Distinction from University of Warwick and the University of Tampere (2010); and double BA as a High Honor Student in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Film Studies from Bogazici University (2007).

Her MA was funded by the European Commission and she has been awarded the Chancellor's International Scholarship for her doctoral studies.

Nese served as the Postgraduate Arts Faculty Representative in 2012-2013 and as a graduate member of the SSLC for Theatre Studies in 2013-2015.

Nese is an editor at Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey), an independent, non-profit organisation devoted to policy analysis and research focussing primarily on contemporary Turkey.

Nese is a member of Warwick Food GRP and an associate member of the SOAS Food Forum.

Current research priorities:

Critical mapping, food studies, migration studies, interdisciplinarity, participatory arts, relational aesthetics, performative pedagogies


Nese currently teaches in Critical Issues in Law and Management Module (IB3A20) at Warwick Business School (WBS). Her role as the creative tutor involves training the 2nd year undergraduates in developping skills that are necessary for a creative and critical approach while dealing with law and business case studies, and larger issues. Her training includes, among others, sensory perception, space awareness, trust and care in collaborative work, handling failure and ambiguity.

Upcoming events:

Nese will be one of the speakers at the pre-diner event at "The Story of Home", Sutton House on 20 November 2015