Dr. Melissa Poll joins SFU English as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Melissa Poll joins the Department of English as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. Her project, “Towards Reconciliation: Recognizing the Intergenerational Repercussions of Residential Schools through Intercultural Performance-Making,” investigates how select performing arts companies are crafting intercultural performances via a dramaturgy of reconciliation that restages colonizing practices in an effort to acknowledge the legacy of colonialism for First Peoples. Dr. Poll’s research on performance-making and interculturalism has been published in Body, Space & Technology Journal, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, and Interventions and her monograph, Robert Lepage’s Scenographic Dramaturgy, is forthcoming (Palgrave Macmillan). She has also worked as an actor (Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, and Théâtre la Seizième), critic (Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Plays, and The British Theatre Guide) and dramaturg (Solo Collective and Shameless Hussy).