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Dr Claire Hind

Associate Professor

I have been teaching in HE for 20 years at De Montfort University, the University of Hull and York St John University. Currently, I investigate the relationship between writing, play and performance. My PhD conceived a number of named performance making strategies and my thesis investigated the theories and methodologies of conceptual performance making, rethinking psychoanalysis as material and drew significantly upon play theory.

I have senior supervisor status at PhD level, and can supervise projects relating to creative writing and performance, contemporary radio playwriting, theatre making, compositional strategies, walking and performance in the arts, intermedial arts, interdisciplinary practices, new dramaturgy and more. I also lead on the MA Theatre and Performance course at YSJU.

I have developed a consistent, sustainable international creative research profile with the artist Gary Winters across an 8-year period with successful funding from Arts Council England. My intermedial work in collaboration with Gary Winters has toured, through invitation, to venues: York Theatre Royal. Dramatikkens Hus Oslo. Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Axis Arts Centre Manchester. MIT MA. State University New York. The Sibiu International Theatre Festival. The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall. The Freud Museum London. York Art Gallery. Flux Factory Long Island City. According to McGee Gallery York. Norwich Arts Centre. The State University of Rio De Janeiro. Lord Mayors Festival Norwich. School of the Arts Institute Chicago, Defibrillator Gallery Chicago. New York University.

My international collaborative practice with Gary is intermedial in context and has high-impact public engagement value as evidenced in exhibitions, public performances and journal articles published in high quality peer reviewed journals. I have a forthcoming book publication written in collaboration with Gary Winters and through Palgrave MacMillan specifically focused on their diverse collaborations entitled: Embodying the Dead: Writing, Playing, Performing. My practice also boasts a research led teaching narrative where practice and critical reflection are an important focus of my HE engagements.

I also collaborate with Clare Qualmann of the University of East London. My work with Clare impacts significantly upon the walking artist network and beyond through their agenda on diversity, specifically bringing a writerly focus to the walking arts community where I developed the concept of the Wander Score. Through our collaboration on an AHRC funded research project spanning a 3-year period, we produced an artist book through Triarchy Press entitled Ways to Wander. This project has made international impact as a practice led example of dissemination which subsequently led to our latest edition of Ways to Wander the Gallery following an invitation to write and deliver education programs at Tate Modern London on walking arts and performance. I am regularly invited to international institutions as a guest teacher and mentor on UG and PG programs because of her practice led-research reputation.

As well as guest tutoring at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the School of the Arts Institute Chicago, I have curated several conferences establishing important partnership for YSJU. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Hind, C, & Winters, G. (2019) Les Masses noires. Subversion d’un concept du xviiie siècle ou La transformation de la Page noire de Laurence Sterne en fenêtre sur le paysage shandynien, une oeuvre de Gary Winters et Claire Hind. Theatre Public Journal

Hind, C, & Winters, G, (2016) You Say, We Say in Schwaegermann, M & Ely, K, (eds.) Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance. Brooklyn Arts Press

Hind, C, & Winters, G, (2016) The Crying Channel. In: Kartsaki, Eirini, (ed.) On Repetition : Writing, Performance & Art. Intellect

Hind, C, & Winters, G. (2016) Dream Yards. Performance Research, 21,  Taylor and Francis

Hind, C, & Winters, G. (2015) Let's Make a World: A World to Be Alive In. Performance Research, 20, Taylor and Francis

Hind C, (2011) Peep. The  Journal of Performance Research. 16:3,Taylor and Francis

Hind C, (2011) The Practice of Adaptation and Play. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. Intellect

Hind, C, (2008) Hotel Two Rooms; the Practice of Adaptation, Projection and Play in Performance. Intellect.


Edited Journal Editions

Hind C, & Orr, S. (2010) issues 2:2, The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Intellect

Hind C, & Orr, S. (2009) issues 2:1, The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Intellect



Hind, C, & Winters G. (November 2019) Embodying the Dead: Writing, Playing, Performing. Palgrave MacMillan.

Hind C, & Qualmann, C. (2015) Ways to Wander The Gallery. Triarchy Press

Hind C, & Qualmann, C. (2015) Ways to Wander. Triarchy Press

Guest Editor of Journal of Writing in Creative Practice; Writing Encounters the Self Published December 2010

Journal of adaptation in Film and performance; Paper –  The practice of Adaptation, Projection and Play in  Performance: June 2010

Guest editor of Journal of Writing And Creative Practice Writing Encounters within Performance and Pedagogical Practice  Published September 2009 in collaboration with Professor Susan Orr.

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice; Review – York/NEW YORK. Published December 2009



I am also on the editorial board for the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.


2018 Invited onto the advisory board of the Performing Mountains International Symposium following the role as an advisor across a 2-years period on an AHRC fellowship: Performance Landscapes, University of Leeds.

2017 Co-curator of Queering Ritual an international symposium in partnership with the School of the Arts Institute Chicago and York St John University.

2015 Curated the international conference series Infinite Record, Archive, Memory Performance with the Norwegian Theatre Academy, MIT and Muthesius School of Arts.

2014 Paper: Crying, Crying, Crying, Crying ... The affective resonance and repetition of Roy Orbison in Performance. Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, Germany, Seminar; Repetition and Affection.

2013 Keynote speaker Presentation entitled Ghost Track at the conference Challenges for the Theatre Artist at the Dramatikkens Hus, Oslo.

2013 Paper: Dream Yards - The Delusionary Archive. The Norwegian Theatre Academy Seminar; Archive and the Body.

2013 Paper: The Ecologies of Kong Lear. The University of Aberystwyth. Seminar; Ecologies and Environment; Professor Carl Lavery.

2012 Keynote speaker, presentation entitled Kong Lear at Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with Gary Winters for a conference entitled Monstrosity in the City.

2012 Keynote: Kong Lear. Queen Mary, University of London. Conference: Monstrosity and the City.

2012 Paper: The Kong Lear Archive. The University of Kent, TaPRA.

2008 Curator of York/NEW YORK a 3-day installation at the international symposium Writing Encounters 2008. Subsequently travelled to the State University of New York, the Neuberger Museum of Art New York, and to the Norwegian Theatre Academy.

2008 Curator of Writing Encounters the international symposium with Claire MacDonald at York St John University.

June 2008 Conference: Adaptation in Film and Performance; Presentation of Hotel Two Rooms.

September 2008 Co curator of the international symposium Writing Encounters York St John University.

April 2007 Conference: Performance Studies International Becoming Uncomfortable. Presentation of Screen Test.

1998 – 2006  Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania  Cross Cultural performance project director and speaker.

2005 Performance of Screen Test for the conference Becoming Uncomfortable at the Performance Studies International conference. Brown University Rhode Island, Providence.

December 2003 Conference: University of Surrey Roehampton. Children’s Shakespeare and Shakespeare’s Children: Paper presented o Narrative Treatments of Shakespeare ‘signing The Tempest’.

July 2002 Conference; Theatre Intervention:  University of Leeds Bretton Hall Campus.

Paper Presented ‘PCAS models of  improvisation within performance’.

12 April 2002 Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Romania – ‘Contemporary Performance Project’  lecture for undergraduate students.

August 2001- August 2002 Scarborough Project Performance Collaboration - ‘Leningrad Symphony’, ‘Joe Stalin’s empire’ and ‘Stalin’s Women’. Performed in Edinburgh, Romania and Scarborough.

May 2001 Rainbow Theatre Festival St Petersburg, Russia at TJUZ Theatre - ‘Sharing Spaces’: Workshops in physical and compositional theatre for International theatre participants, teachers and academics.

Feb 2000 Rainbow Theatre Festival St Petersburg, Russia - Lecture: ‘Relationship of Arts and Education’ presented at the National Arts Academy St Petersburg.




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