Heike Roms

Heike Roms

Faculty
Heike Roms

Heike Roms is Professor in Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University (Wales). She has published on contemporary performance practice, the history of performance art in a British context, performance historiography and archiving, performance and ecology and performance as a mode of knowledge formation and dissemination. Her edited volume, Contesting Performance – Global Sites of Research (with Jon McKenzie and C.J.W.-L. Wee), was published by Palgrave in 2010. Heike is director of ‘ What’s Welsh for Performance? Beth yw ‘performance’ yn Gymraeg?’ , a project focussing on the historiography of early performance art. The project was funded by a Large Research Grant from the British Arts and Humanities Research Council AHRC (2009-2011) and won the David Bradby TaPRA Award for Outstanding Research in International Theatre and Performance 2011. She is currently working on a book arising from the research with the working titleWhen Yoko Ono did not come to Wales - Locating the early history of Performance Art . For more information, please visit www.performance-wales.org