Dr Claudia Brazzale

Dr Claudia Brazzale

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practices and Dance, co-director of CPAD

Department of Music, Writing & Performance , School Of Arts And Creative Industries

Claudia is a scholar, choreographer, performer and teacher originally from Italy. Her performances and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented at different venues in the US, Italy and the UK (among others, Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, 92nd Street Y, DIA Centre for the Arts, PS 122 in New York; Festival Fabbrica Europa in Florence and the Capstone Theatre Festival in Liverpool).

She has taught at Liverpool Hope University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Princeton University (Lewis Centre for the Arts), Rutgers University (Women’s and Gender Studies Department), and the University of California-Los Angeles (World Arts and Cultures Department) and has held positions as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University (IRW) and the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Analysis at London South Bank University. In 2010-11 Claudia was the recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Association University of Women to support her research at Rutgers University (2010-11). 

Claudia holds a PhD in Culture and Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master in Performance Studies from New York University. She also is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.


  • PhD
  • MA
  • FHEA

Areas Of Interest

  • Politics of contemporary performance
  • Feminist ethnography
  • Autoethnographic writing/performance 
  • Performative writing
  • Space, place and migration
  • Globalisation, cosmopolitanism and mobility
  • African diasporic dance 
  • Afropeanness
  • Fashion, the body and consumer culture


The last four years of publications can be viewed below. 

Full publications list

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