Creativity and Embodiment Research Group
This research group is led by Dr Liesl King.
The Creativity and Embodiment Research Group works to bridge methodologies associated with physical and spiritual well-being with more traditional academic approaches to enhance learning and research.
The group is cross-disciplinary, with roots in Humanities, Arts and Psychology, thus benefiting from diverse perspectives and paradigms. The work of group members includes publications and ongoing research projects which focus on the following topics:
- 'The Embodied University'
- Yoga informed psychology
- Feminist spiritualities
- Goddess cultures and rituals
- Music and gender
- Speculative fiction
Our underpinning ethos is: "To imbue knowledge with spirit is thus to view the arts, dance, proverbs, ritual texts, epic poems, musical traditions, and utopias - all things you could say have to do with spirit - as sources of insight" (Salami, 8). From Minna Salami's Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (2020).
Get in touch
We welcome staff members and postgraduate students who are interested in one or more of the topics listed above.
Our research group meets monthly on campus and all are welcome. Please contact Liesl King on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive emails about meeting times and venues as well as brief information about the monthly agenda.
Dr Liesl King
Dr Jasmine Childs-Fegredo
Dr Sharon Jagger