We are an interdisciplinary network based at the University of Warwick comprising of members from across the disciplinary spectrum. We are interested in exploring the intersections between politics and performance. The network seeks to create research cultures that are interdisciplinary, innovative and rigorous, and bringing together different approaches on performance and politics.
Through the work of WPPN, we wish to:
- Promote research collaborations across boundaries of disciplines, departments and universities
- Organise seminars and workshops, conferences and lectures on topics of relevance and interest to our members
- Publish and disseminate excellent research outputs in different outlets – journal articles, books, working papers and blogs on theoretical, empirical and methodological issues concerning performance and politics.
The foci of our research is varied, ranging over complex issues, methodologies and theoretical frameworks, but we are all interested in working across disciplinary boundaries to study the performative in politics and the politics of performance.
We are particularly keen to encourage students – postgraduate and doctoral – to become active members of the network.
While based at Warwick, WPPN is open to members from other institutions.