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Senior Lecturer in Theatre, Brunel University London

Broderick is an artist-scholar whose research explores how social, political and historical forces can be understood through performances of the body, and spans theatre and performance studies, anthropology, and sociology.

He is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Leadership Fellows research project Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance of Fitness ( As part of this project he was recently a visiting scholar at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, University of Texas at Austin, and a visiting scholar at the Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has published in a wide range of journals including TDR: The Drama Review, Performance Research, and Contemporary Theatre Review, and is co-editor of Žižek and Performance (Palgrave 2014) and Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge 2016). He is currently at work on a monograph entitled Dynamic Tensions: Performing Fitness and Masculinity.

Broderick is an amateur Olympic Weightlifter and a BWL Level 1 Qualified Weightlifting Coach. He is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has lived in London since 2005.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Theatre, Brunel University London