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Leslie Hill
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Theater and Performance Studies
Faculty Research Fellow, 2014-15

Leslie Hill is Associate Professor, Performance Making, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. Hill teaches courses in theatre and performance studies and is co-director of Curious theatre company. Her interests include British Theatre, Live Art, art and activism, practice based research in the arts, film and video in performance, and science-art collaborations. Originally from New Mexico, Hill lived in the UK for 20 years where she co-founded Curious theatre company with Paris in 1996.  Her performance work with Curious has been shown in 17 countries, commissioned and produced by organizations such as Artist Links Shanghai, PS122, the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, the NEA, Carriageworks Sydney, Tanzquartier Vienna, Alfred ve dvoře Prague, Le Couvent des Recollets Paris and the National Review of Live Art Glasgow.  As a Clayman Fellow, Professor Hill will focus on the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK by reflecting back on key arguments and events in the early British feminist movements and the emergence of new roles for female characters within British Drama from the ‘new woman’ Vivie Warren in Mrs. Warren’s Profession to suffragette Vida Levering in Votes for Women! 

Professor Hill's full bio can be viewed here.