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Dr Kirsty Sedgman

Dr Kirsty Sedgman

Dr Kirsty Sedgman
PhD(Wales), MA(Warw.), BA(Birm.)

British Academy Research Fellow

Vandyck Building,
Cantocks Close, Bristol BS8 1UP
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5465

Research summary

I study audiences. This means asking how people find value in cultural participation. How do they experience and respond to the things they see? How are these pleasures and disappointments made meaningful within their lives? And what can all this tell us about the role of the arts in society, as well as the relationship between cultural institutions, power, identity, and place?

My book Locating the Audience (2016, Intellect) was the first to explore how people developed relationships with a new cultural institution at the time of its formation: the then brand-new National Theatre Wales. Since then I have published on subjects ranging ...

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