Professor Peta TaitEmeritus Professor, HUSS School Operations
Professor Peta Tait FAHA is an academic scholar and playwright with an extensive background in theatre, dramatic literature, performance theory and creative arts practice. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and her interdisciplinary fields include emotion, body theory and gender and cultural identity. Professor Tait has authored 6 scholarly books, and edited and co-edited 5 anthologies, with pver 60 other publications including articles in Theatre Journal, Modern Drama and Performance Research. She is writer of 5 produced plays, co-writer of 2, and writer for 3 contemporary performances. Professor Tait came to LTU in 1996 and was awarded a personal chair 2004. She was elected to the Executive Board of Performance Studies International 2005-2009, and her visiting professorships include NYU Performance Studies in 2000 and the University of Helsinki in 2010. She regularly receives international invitations to present on the phenomenology of circus bodies.