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Dr. Amanda Rogers (University of Swansea)

Phase 2 Principal Investigator
University of Swansea

Dr Amanda Rogers is an Associate Professor in Human Geography and the Geohumanities at Swansea University, UK. She researches the geographies of performance and the performing arts, particularly theatre and dance. Her current work focuses on post-conflict performance cultures in South East Asia and their relationship to the re-production of nationality. She is particularly interested in contemporary Cambodian performance and how it expresses, and is embedded in, history, culture and identity. In 2020-2021 she will hold a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship on this topic. She also currently holds a British Academy-Leverhulme small grant examining the 1990 tour of the Cambodian National Dance Company to the U.K. particularly the idea that dancers were diplomats who placed an emerging Cambodian nation onto the geopolitical world stage.

Amanda’s previous research has focused on the transnational connections between Asian American, British East Asian and South East Asian theatres, examining how the politics of identity and migration affect creative practice. This work was published as a monograph in 2015 entitled Performing Asian Transnationalisms: Theatre, identity and the geographies of performance. She has previously held ESRC and British Academy postdoctoral fellowships and a British Academy-ASEASUK-ECAF fellowship. She is currently the research secretary of the Association of South East Asian Studies U.K. and sits on the board of Papertrail Theatre Company in Cardiff.

Amanda is the Principle Investigator of the Phase 2 Large Grant project 'Contemporary Arts Making and Creative Expression Among Young Cambodians.'

Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Dr Amanda Rogers are listed below:

Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young CambodiansThe Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young Cambodians research project analysed the creative practices and concerns of young adult artists (18-35 years old) in contemporary Cambodia. The project …Dr Amanda Rogers, , , , , cambodia phase2 locationsdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-5-gender subject-participatory-arts youth
Creative Expression among Young Cambodians Webinar Summary (CTS & Oxfam)On March 3, 2021, Changing the Story and Oxfam welcomed practitioners, researchers, youth, and colleagues to an online discussion on how national and international NGOs can engage in creativity, connection …Dr Amanda Rogers, Reaksmey Yean, Sokhorn Yon, , , , , cambodia event locationlanguage-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-5-gender youth