Jennifer Spiegel is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Art History and Communications at McGill and teaches in the Department of the Theatre at both Concordia and McGill. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research focuses on performance and theatricality in environmental communication and social activism, and the politics of aesthetics across media. She is also interested in practice-based research concerning collective processes of creation in physical theatre, social circus and the possibilities afforded by experiments in the collective movement of human and non-human bodies.

Areas of interest include: Contemporary social and political theory; radical theatre and
performance; community-based performance; critical theories of performance and media; ecological thought; social movements; grass roots media