Research in the Department of Creative Arts is committed to diverse intellectual traditions and interdisciplinarity. Our research in media, performance, film, television, music, theatre, and culture focuses on three key themes:
- Transnational flows, media, and audiences
- Communities, identity, and political agency
- Critical production and performance studies
The Department of Creative Arts hosts a regular research seminar series and is home to a thriving Practice Research group that meets throughout the year. Our research and evaluation work has been funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Arts Council, and a range of organisations that include The Vegan Society, Wakefield Council and Warrington Borough Council. Researchers in the department work with local organisations such as Tate Liverpool, FACT, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Burscough Community Farm and The Bluecoat. The Department of Creative Arts is home to the AHRC funded Multispecies Storytelling Network, Television Studies Research Group, Comedy and Humour Studies Research Group and the Centre for Human Animal Studies.
Vital to our culture is the next generation of research talent. We welcome applications to our range of taught postgraduate and PhD programmes of study. To discuss your postgraduate research, please contact our postgraduate coordinator: Dr Hannah Andrews. For enquires about postdoctoral research, please contact the Director of Research: Professor Claire Parkinson.