Naomi completed her doctoral thesis:
Re-evaluating the Actresses Franchise League: actresses, politics and activism from 1908-1958
in the Drama Department of the University of Manchester in 2015.
Her supervisor was Professor Maggie Gale.
Naomi was one of the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers in 2014-15 and has extensive public engagement experience.
Her research interests include:
- Performative presentations of feminism and political activism, particularly in the women's suffrage movement
- The involvement of theatre professionals in the suffrage movement
- Networks of suffragist and feminist activists in the first half of the twentieth century
- Cultural histories of political and feminist theatre
- actor training, especially physical theatre and movement based practices
- applied theatre practice and puppetry with non-verbal/autistic/institutionalised participants
Naomi is currently working at Parliament as part of the Vote 100 team, on a AHRC funded project with the University of Lincoln entitled
'What Difference Did the War Make? World War One and Votes for Women'
Suffragettes on Stage at the National Theatre
The Suffragettes on Stage Platform Performance which was held at
the National Theatre in June 2013 is now available to listen to online!
Click here to be taken to SoundCloud
Click here to find out more about the Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays
Naomi would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of Equity Charitable Trust towards her studies. More info about them here