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Anika Marschall

Dr, Postdoc

Anika Marschall


My research specialism is in socially engaged arts, human rights and migrant dramaturgies, and I hold a PhD from the University of Glasgow. The question of migration has expanded considerably over the last decade and my aim is to make visible the importance of arts and humanities in researching conditions of ayslum, forced displacement and statelessness, because of their unique capacity for framing, storytelling, image making, collaboration and envisioning shared futures. I am currently preparing a research monograph, Performing Human Rights (Routledge), which analyses artistic interventions that contribute to our understanding of human rights as critical and embodied doing.

My postdoctoral research presents the first major study of artist organisations, by investigating three examples of how socially engaged artist have founded and are directing their own institutions to work with marginalised, vulnerable and socio-economically deprived audiences at Europe's geopolitical fringes. This study contributes to the project "Reconfiguring dramaturgy for a global culture: Changing practices in 21st century European theatre", funded by Aarhus University Foundation.

Between 2017–19, I have worked on an AHRC-funded doctoral placement with Dr Viviana Checchia at the Centre for Contemporary Arts: Glasgow in collaboration with Professor Johnny Rodger (Glasgow School of Arts). I have contributed to the School for Civic Imagination, a year-long learning programme for socially engaged artists across Scotland, and Cooking Pot, a programme about food cultures, multicultural encounters and sustainability. I have also helped co-create the cultural event Political Animal in 2019, which brought together international artists, curators and academics to share politicised practices of art making in response to the contemporary city. In 2019, I have co-curated a knowledge exchange programme for artists and researchers working in the field of Art and Artificial Intelligence at the Goethe-Institut Glasgow, with contributors from the Social Robotics Lab Glasgow, the Glasgow Women's Library, and the Superrr Network and participants from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Estland, Hong Kong and Brazil.

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    Intersectional listening: how migrant womxn take up sonic space

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    Celeste by Amelia Høy

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