EDITORIAL BOARD

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Editor in Chief
Founder / Network Academic Volunteer

Dr. R. L. de Matas

Researcher and lead editor of the H-Labor-Arts Network. Her current research in Cultural Studies and Education focuses on the ‘sensory turn’ which she applies to festival culture and tradition. Interests include sensory autoethnography, sense phenomenology, community crafting and music, informal leisure, labour and working bodies, craftwork, Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora history and heritage.

Recent Paper

Co-Editor
Network Academic Volunteer
Dr. Melanie-Marie Haywood
SOAS University of London, UK
Head of Library, Learning & Teaching at SOAS University and specialises in improving teaching, learning, and assessment in Higher Education. She has played an integral role in academic development of HE staff both in the UK, and internationally (Caribbean Diaspora). Her research interests are comparative education studies, postcolonial education, assessment, and pedagogy. She is seeking to strengthen the links between education and festival culture.
Associate Editor
Network Academic Volunteer
Leah Holmes
Bath Spa University, UK
A postgraduate student specialising in the development and evolution of UK Anime Fandom. She
is an editor at Morley Community Magazine.
And is looking forward to developing the links between fan studies and festival culture.
Editorial Assistant
Network Academic Volunteer
Sophie Pengelly
Cardiff Metropolitan  University, UK
A postgraduate student specialising in the Event Project Management. Sophie is a freelance copyeditor with experience in curating festival and social media features.
EDITORIAL BOARD

DR. KIRSTY FAIRCLOUGH

 

University of Salford, Manchester, UK

 

Associate Dean: Research and Innovation

in the School of Arts and Media. an international research career, Published widely on popular culture, latest publication can be found here.

PROF. DEBORAH KAPCHAN

 

New York University, US

 

Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. A Guggenheim fellow, she currently writing two books: The Aesthetics of Proximity and Between Morocco and France: The Festive Sacred and the

Islamic Sublime.

DR. KAREN DAVIES

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

 

Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality & Events department of Cardiff School of Management and sits on the Executive Committee of the Association of Events Management Education, and currently part of a research group on "Photography & Tourism".

PROF. CHARLES ARCODIA

 

Griffith University, AU

 

Professor of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management at Griffith University. Teaching areas are Risk Management in the Event & Tourism Industries, Event Evaluation & Impact Assessment. Published widely on tourism. events & management...

DR. MILLICENT WEBER

 

Australian National University, AU

 

Lecturer in English in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. She researches how people engage with books and literary culture: from prizes and book reviews, to audience experience at literary festivals..

DR. NIAMH NICGHABHANN

University Of Limerick, UK

 

Assistant Dean, Research for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick and the course director of the MA Festive Arts Programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

DR. MAARIT KINNUNEN

 

University of Lapland, Finland

 

Festival researcher at the University of Lapland and collected material from nearly 2,000 festival-goers from 17 festivals around Finland and based the visitors' descriptions on the overall festival experience model. Her focus areas are music festivals, festival audiences and their experiences.

DR. VIOLET CUFFY

 

University of Bedfordshire, UK

 

Lecturer in Tourism and Events Management,

working within higher education with special interest in principles of education and training. Her research interests include cultural events and festivals, carnival studies, diaspora, heritage and culture, community tourism, destination management Island tourism.

DR. JO-ANNE TULL

University of the West Indies, TT

 

Lecturer in the Carnival Studies Programme and Co-ordinator B.A. Carnival Studies, focusing on festival economics, carnival entrepreneurship and creative economy development in SIDS. Also interested in culture studies, creative industries, cultural tourism, policy and economy, and festival statistics....

DR. IVAN STACY

 

Beijing Normal University

 

Current research interests focuses

on complicity and the carnivalesque, primarily focusing on post-war fiction. He is an associate professor in the School of Foreign Languages and Literature at Beijing Normal University, China.

DR. GIULIA ROSSETTI 

 

Oxford Brookes, UK

 

Rossetti is a Lecturer, her research investigates the relationship between cultural capital and literary festival attendance using two lines of inquiry. The research focuses on several core areas of literature, from Bourdieu’s cultural capital, to Peterson’s ideas about omnivourness and Négrier’s theory of festivalisation. 

DR. EDUARDO RENCURRELL DIAZ

Instituto Superior de Arte.- (La Habana, Cuba)Facultad de medios audiovisulaes

Faculty Member

 

A scholar and filmmaker with a PhD in Art Related Sciences specialising in film studies with

a particular interest in dramaturgy and documentary film theory.

His academic work focuses on documentary storytelling and enunciative strategies for documentary film representation. 

DR. MAICA GUGOLATI

 

She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology, with a specialization in Performance Studies and Visual Anthropology at INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN WORLDS, SCHOOL OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (EHESS), PARIS. She is currently affiliated as a simple researcher at the same institution. She has a BA in Philosophy, from the University of Verona, Italy, and a MA in Social Anthropology and Ethnography at EHESS, Paris France.

 https://imaf.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article4124&lang=fr, https://ehess.academia.edu/gugolatimaica.

ADVISORY BOARD

DR. KIM JOHNSON

 

Partnership Supporter

 

Director of the Carnival Institute

of Trinidad & Tobago

 

& Former Senior Research Fellow, University of Trinidad & Tobago. 

Dr. Johnson ​is a researcher,

educator, journalist, filmmaker,

author, and historian.

TEDx Port-of-Spain

PROF. HARRIET HAWKINS

 

Royal Holloway University, UK

 

Prof. Hawkin's research is focused

on the advancement of the geohumanities, a field that sits at

the intersection of geographical

scholarship with arts and humanities scholarship and practice.

DR. MARIA CHATZICHRISTODOULOU

London South Bank University, UK

 

Director of External Development and Enterprise, Head of Creative Industries. A cultural practitioner

who has worked as curator, producer, performer, writer and community organiser in the UK, Greece and internationally.

PROF. JANE ALI-KNIGHT

 

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

 

Professor in Festival & Event Management at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and a Visiting Professor at Curtin University, Australia, leading and developing the festival and event subject group, facilitating training and development in the field, currently a board member of BAFA (British Arts and

Festivals Association).

PROF. KIRSTEN HOLMES

 

Curtin University, AU

 

An internationally-recognised

expert in the study of volunteering, particularly in events, leisure, sport and tourism contexts. She also has expertise in developing sustainable events and festivals and is the lead author of the Routledge textbook Events and sustainability (2015).

She has taught at universities in Australia and the UK, conducted research projects across 15 countries and published over 60 peer reviewed papers in leading journals.

DR. KAREN DAVIES

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

 

Senior Lecturer in Events Management in the School of Tourism, Hospitality & Events. Member of the Critical Event Studies research group, works closely with external organisations such as the British Arts Festival Association.

PRACTITIONER CONSULTANT

PAX NINDI

 

Global Carnivalz, UK

 

Former Senior Member Arts

Council (1996 - 2006)

 

Pax Nindi is Chief Executive and founder of the Global Carnivalz, National Advisor for Arts Council of England, South Africa Arts, Sports and Culture, Arts Council of Wales and Ireland. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an international carnival consultant, Pax is a keen advocate for the carnival artform and lectures as well as speak at conferences around the world.

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