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Research Associate (Cultural Production and Consumption), University of Manchester

Roaa Ali is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester (Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity). Her research explores the access and representation of Black and ethnically diverse people in culture, and the politics of cultural production and consumption. Roaa completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham and her thesis investigates the representation of Arab Americans in post 9/11 American cultural scene and theatre, which is the subject of a forthcoming monograph. Some of her publications appear in: Research in Drama Education (RiDE), Journal of Arts and Community, The Methuen Drama Companion to Theatre and Interculturalism, and Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Events.


  • –present
    Research Associate (Cultural production and consumption), University of Manchester


  • 2015 
    University of Birmingham , PhD in Drama and Theatre Arts
  • 2010 
    University of Birmingham, MA in Cultural Inquiry