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Dr Paul Hurley FHEA

Academic Qualifications:

  • 2006-2010 - PhD ‘ Reconfiguring the Human: The Becoming-other of Performance’,

  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, University of Bristol / Arnolfini Gallery.

  • 2002-2003 - MA Fine Art (Time-based practice) Cardiff School of Art and Design.

  • 1997-2001 - BA (hons) (1st Class) Drama & Theatre Studies with Approved Year Abroad, University of Kent.


Employment:

  • Feb 2020 - present - Research Associate, Inclusive design of post-Brexit Agri-Environmental policy:identifying and engaging the 'harder to reach' stakeholders, University of Sheffield.

  • Oct 2018 - present - Artist, Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare, AHRC, University of Chester.

  • Oct 2018 - present - Creative Public Engagement Consultant, Animal Research Nexus Programme.

  • Sept 2014 - present - Associate Lecturer, Visual Culture, University of West of England.

  • Sept -Dec 2019 - Senior Research Fellow, Human Geography, University of Southampton

  • Feb 2017 - July 2019 - Artist-in-Residence, Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, University of Bristol.

  • Apr 2016 - Feb 2017 - Research Fellow, Human Geography, University of Southampton.

  • Jan - Sept 2016 - Lead Artist, Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing, KWMC / Bristol Biennial.

  • Mar - Aug 2016 - Artist in Residence, Protein Pressures , AHRC Connected Communities.

  • Jul - Oct 2014 - Performance Curator, Paradise Lost , tactileBOSCH/Cardiff Contemporary.

  • Apr 2013 - Jul 2014 - Artist in Residence, Foodscapes, Southampton / UWE / AHRC.

  • Sept 2011 - Feb 2012 - Lecturer in Performing Arts, WAPA, Weston College.

Research Grants / Projects:

  • 2019 - Co-I - ‘Non-elite Environmentalisms in a Global Context - University of Southampton GCRF

  • 2018 - PI - ‘Creativity and Climate: Sharing knowledge about how creative practices can connect publics to environmental issues’ - AHRC Connected Communities Catalyst Fund

  • 2017 - PI - ‘ In Our Hands : Mapping Microbes film / app development’- NAMRIP EPSRC.

  • 2017 - Co-I - ‘The Life and Death of a Food Chicken’ - Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol.

  • 2016 - Co-I - ‘Fighting superbugs on the home front: becoming an ecological citizen in your bathroom’ - NAMRIP / EPSRC.


Selected Conference Presentations:

  • 2019 - ‘When clickbait bites back: affect and public engagement in populist news coverage of geographical research’ , RGS-IBG  Annual Conference, London.

  • 2019 - ‘Sustainable diets, masculinities and environmental caring: Gendered understandings of movements towards sustainable agro-food practices across farming, retailing and consumption’, panel organiser, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Trondheim.

  • 2019 - ‘Has anyone felt sort of ashamed to say they’re vegetarian? Men’s experiences of eating less or no meat' (with Emma Roe) Invited talk at Wageningen University , Netherlands.

  • 2019 - ‘ Interspecies sex: queering performance with non-human animals’ , Queering Art History, NYU .

  • 2018 - ‘Reflecting on Man Food: a trio of artists, a couple of academics, community investigators and twenty-five men assemble to address masculinities and protein’ RGS-IBG, Cardiff .

  • 2018 - ‘ The Incidental Maverick: The Solitary Vegetarian and the Homosociality of Male Meat Practices.’ Protein Pressures and Carnivorous Crises: Human Health, Animal Welfare and the Global Growth of C19th and C21st Meat Markets, University of Exeter .

  • 2018 - ‘Does that Mean I have to hump Monica? The sexual dynamics of a human / nonhuman dog pack’, with Angela Bartram, Human-Animal Studies Conference Turku, Finland.

  • 2018 - ‘Walk like a man: Choreographing public encounters with participant voices in the Man Food audio walk ’, New Perspectives in Participatory Research Conference, UEA .

  • 2017 - Film, Masculinity and Angora Nights, panellist on Beacons, Icons and Dykons discussion as part of Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Arnolfini, Bristol.

  • 2017 - Paper and interactive exhibits, NAMRIP Conference, University of Southampton .

  • 2017 - ‘Rehearsing the Laboratory’, Theatres of Contagion Symposium, Birkbeck .

  • 2015 - ‘Work and Art: How Artists Make a Living’ , University College of the Arts, Canterbury .

  • 2012 - ‘Actuating the anomalous: performance art’s negotiation with the secular spiritual in the work of Burden, Beuys and Kulik’ Performing Rituals Conference , Aberystwyth.

  • 2011 - ‘Shamanoid 2.0’, Who do we think we are? Representing the Human , RHUL.

Selected Publications:

  • 2021 - (forthcoming) 'Assembling Men: Homosocially-engaged research in an age of socio-ecological crisis', Hierarchy and Inequality SI, Qualitative Research journal.

  • 2020 - (co-author with Jilly Hall) 'Understanding and Engaging the 'Harder to Reach' Farmers and Land Managers in the Success or Failure of ELM for the Delivery of Public Goods', report to Defra.

  • 2019 - (co-author with Emma Roe and Charlotte Veal) ‘ Mapping Microbial Stories: Creative microbial aesthetic and cross-disciplinary intervention in understanding nurses’ infection prevention practices’, GEO.

  • 2016 - Contributor - The Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing Community Handbook, KWMC .

  • 2016 – Contributor - Buser, M. and Roe, E. ‘Becoming ecological citizens: connecting people through performance art, food matter and practices’, Cultural Geographies.

  • 2015 - Review: IBT15 Bristol International Festival: Night Songs, CCQ Magazine, Cardiff.

  • 2014 – Book Chapter: ‘Reflections of an incidental maverick‘, Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for making-learning-creating-acting , Bristol: HammerOn Press.

  • 2014 - Book Review: Victoria Walters, Joseph Beuys and the Celtic Wor(l)d: A Language of Healing, Journal of Visual Culture , 13 (2), London: Sage.

  • 2014 - ‘“There is a veg man dancing in Knowle!” – an experiment in live art and participatory documentation in community-based settings’, KWMC , published online.

  • 2014 – ‘How to be a performance artist’, commissioned by Artquest , online.

Selected Creative Outputs:

  • 2019 - We Are Not A Single Species, SPACE Bristol, audio installation with multi-channel video.

  • 2019 – The Unreliable Naturalist , Galleri Majkens, Stockholm, artwork.

  • 2018/19 – The Mouse Exchange , public engagement activity devised in collaboration with the Animal Research Nexus Project, Universities of Southampton and Manchester.

  • 2018 – Man Food Toolbox, community workshop toolkit.

  • 2017 / 18 - Strange Newes, performance with Shaun Caton, Arnolfini Bristol, Chapter Cardiff, Turf Projects Croydon.

  • 2017 – In Our Hands, pedagogic film produced about antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings.

  • 2017 – Wash ‘n’ Watch, interactive hand washing and AV public engagement exhibit.

  • 2017 – Life and Death of a Food Chicken, public engagement exhibition, performance and workshop for Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol.

  • 2016 – Bathroom Jungle , interactive public engagement installation, Winchester Science Centre.

  • 2016 – Smart City Spectaculecture at At-Bristol, as part of Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing residency.

  • 2016 – Microbe Masquerade , interactive public engagement activity at Camp Bestival

  • 2014 - A Lexicon of Labour Movements , with Clare Thornton, artists’ book.

 
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