Nesreen Hussein

Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre

Performing Arts

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Middlesex University, London

Contemporary theatre and performance, Objects and materiality, Performance and politics, Performance and activism, Theatre and postcolonialism, Theatre, art and performance in Egypt and MENA region after the ‘Arab Spring’., Visual arts and performance, Devising and adaptation

Nesreen Hussein is a lecturer, researcher, and performance maker. Her current research focuses on performance, politics, and activism, in relation to issues of agency, identity and belonging. She has published widely on this topic, in addition to delivering a number of conference papers and invited talks internationally. In 2011, she was awarded the Helsinki Essay Prize and the New Scholars’ Prize from the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) for her essay ‘Patagonia: Rearticulating an Experience as a Site of Estrangement.’ Nesreen joined the Department of Performing Arts at Middlesex University in July 2013 as a Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre Theory and Practice. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent where she joined a few monthmore...

PhD in Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London. 2011 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Royal Holloway, University of London. 2010 MRes in Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London. 2006 BFA in Scenography and Interior Architecture. Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

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  1. Hussein, Nesreen (2017) Rewriting Narratives in Egyptian Theatre: Translation, Performance, Politics. Edited by Sirkku Aaltonen and Areeg Ibrahim . Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 288 17 illus. £110 Hb [Book Review]. Theatre Research International, 42 (3). pp. 353-355. ISSN 0307-8833
  2. Hussein, Nesreen and MacKenzie, Iain (2017) Issue 1 (June 2017): Cultural practices/resistant acts: cultural production and emerging democracies in revolutionary nations. Guest Editors: Nesreen Hussein and Iain MacKenzie, pp. iv-107 - special issue of Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, Volume 5, Issue 1. Berghahn.
  3. Hussein, Nesreen (2018) Answer the question. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 9 (1). pp. 118-119. ISSN 1944-3927
  4. Hussein, Nesreen and Papadelli, Vanio (2017) Training and…borders. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 8 (1). pp. 109-110. ISSN 1944-3927
  5. Hussein, Nesreen, Papadelli, Vanio, Goely, Mohamed and Picknett, Michael (2015) My city, my revolution. [Performance]
  6. Hussein, Nesreen (2014) Working with and supporting early career academics. A provocation. In: The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments' annual conference, 11 April 2014., Aberystwyth University..
  7. Hussein, Nesreen (2015) Performance as a gesture of resistance in Laila Soliman’s No Time for Art. In: Theatre and Stratification. International Federation for Theatre Research’s world congress, 28 Jul - 01 Aug 2014, The University of Warwick.
  8. Hussein, Nesreen (2015) Here… there… and the question of belonging. In: Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival., 7 March 2015, Rich Mix, London..
  9. Hussein, Nesreen (2015) Here, there, and the question of belonging in a time of revolution. In: Contested Exchanged: Space, Place and the Performance of Democracy, 28 March 2015, Artaud Performance Centre. Brunel University, London..
  10. Hussein, Nesreen (2015) Gestures of resistance between the street and the theatre: documentary theatre in Egypt and Laila Soliman’s No Time For Art. In: New Anarchist Research Group Monthly Meeting, 25 April 2015, Torriano Meeting House, London.