Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca is Head of the Department of Theatre & Dance and Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies, University of Surrey, UK
She is author of 'Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance' (2012); editor of 'Deleuze and Performance' (2009) and co-editor of 'Encounters in Performance Philosophy' (2014) with Alice Lagaay and 'Manifesto Now! Instructions for Performance, Philosophy, Politics' (2013) with Will Daddario.
She is a founding convener of the professional association, Performance Philosophy (http://www.performancephilosophy.org); joint series editor of the Performance Philosophy book series with Palgrave Macmillan and joint editor of the Performance Philosophy journal launched in 2015.
Research interests Performance Philosophy; 20th and 21st century experimental theatre and performance - especially Artaud, the Living Theatre, Allan Kaprow, Lygia Clark, Carmelo Bene, Hijikata Tatsumi, Marcus Coates & Goat Island; relationship between performance and Continental philosophy - especially Deleuze and Guattari, Bergson & Laruelle; concepts of authorship, collaboration, collective creation & audience participation in performance; affect; time and duration; nonhuman animals in performance; manifestos; relationship between performance and mental health - particularly schizophrenia.