Much of her research and teaching is concerned with the representation and participation of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in theatre, film, activism and writing. She is the editor of the collection, Staging Asylum: Contemporary Australian Plays About Refugees (Currency Press 2013), an anthology of plays that is the first of its kind to recognise substantially the role that theatre has played in Australia’s ongoing debate about asylum seekers, immigration detention and border control.
Her research also concerns performance and activism involving indigenous people and unauthorised migrants in settler colonial nations, with an emphasis on the articulation of sovereign and territorial authority.
She has an ongoing research interest in Shakespeare and Jonson in contemporary performance, particularly indigenous, post-colonial and inter-cultural theatre and film. Most recently, she contributed an essay on a Kenyan Merry Wives of Windsor to a book documenting the 2012 multilingual ‘Globe to Globe’ festival at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.