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Professor Victor Merriman

Performing Arts

Edge Hill University 

Victor Merriman is Professor of Performing Arts at Edge Hill University. He has worked as a teacher, director and dramaturg in Ireland and Britain, and has a particular interest in Irish theatre, postcolonial critique, and radical performance practices. He is the author of articles and book chapters on post colonialism and late twentieth-century Irish theatre, and edited a Special Issue of the online journal Kritika Kultura on Radical Theatre and Ireland (2010). His well-received monograph, Because We Are Poor: Irish theatre in the 1990s, was published by Carysfort Press (2011).

Victor has acted as external examiner at institutions in Ireland and Britain; currently at Newman University College, Birmingham UK. He has been an External Expert Consultant to BA (Hons) Acting (National University of Ireland, 2011), and has acted as peer reviewer for Irish Studies Review, Postcolonial Text, Cambridge Scholars Press, Cork University Press, Edinburgh University Press, and Peter Lang.

Victor is a member of the international Advisory Board of Asian Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities, a board member of the Liverpool Irish Festival, and a member of Council of the British Association of Irish Studies. He has also been a member of An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council (1993-1998), and has chaired the Council's Review of Theatre in Ireland (1995-1996).