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Jennifer Kitchen, Dr

Early Career Fellow at University of Warwick

Jennifer Kitchen holds a research fellowship in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick, where she completed her PhD on the social justice implications of playful and collaborative approaches to teaching Shakespeare in 2018. She is a theatre education practitioner and scholar, interested in the intersections between active Shakespeare education; the function of playfulness in collaborative and arts-based teaching; and social justice within education and culture. She currently teaches on Warwick’s MA in drama and theatre education in addition to contributing to a range of research projects exploring the impact of inclusive and co-constructed educational and cultural practices. Before beginning her doctorate, she worked full-time in theatre education as a workshop leader and youth theatre director, including a year’s residence with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She continues to practice on a freelance basis in areas relating to Shakespeare, storytelling and early years’ theatre education.

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