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Associate Professor Karen N Barbour

Associate Professor

Qualifications: PhD (Waikato), DipContDance (Unitec), MSocSci (Waikato), BSocSci (Waikato)

School of Arts

(karen.barbour@waikato.ac.nz)

About Karen

While my research and teaching has focussed around dance, I also engage in women's holistic health and movement practices, including as a yoga teacher and somatic movement educator.

Expertise

Composition; Culture; Dance; Education; Film; Pedagogy; Performance; Philosophy; Race and Gender in Sport; Social Movements; Sustainability; Teaching; Theatre; Women and Gender Studies

Choreography, feminist praxis, autoethnography, ethnography, narrative

Research Interests

Some recent publications include:

Barbour, K.N. (2018). Embodied ways of knowing: Revisiting feminist epistemology. In  L. Mansfield, J. Caudwell, B. Wheaton, & B. Watson, (Eds.), Handbook of Feminisms in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education (pp.209-226). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Barbour, K.N., Hutt, L., & Schott, G. (2017). Slow drift. [Digital dance: 6:13]. The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer). (2017). Making changes. In handmade [dance season]. Meteor Theatre, Hamilton; 21-22 September 2017.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer). (2017). Five step. In handmade [dance season]. Meteor Theatre, Hamilton; 21-22 September 2017.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer & performer). (2017). Activisms [dance season]. Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Sustainable Backyard Garden, Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand; 19-21 February 2017.

Barbour, K.N. (2017). Dance on campus: Partnerships and participation in tertiary dance education and community dance practice. In B. Cowie & R. McNae (Eds.), Realizing innovative partnerships in educational research: Theories and methodologies of collboaration, (pp.197-209). Rotterdam, Boston & Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Barbour, K.N. (2016). Embodied values and ethical principles in somatic dance classes: Considering implicit motor learning. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 8(2), 189-204.

Barbour, K.N. (2016). Places we call home: Representing place and identity in contemporary dance performance. International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, 12(1), 1-13.

Barbour, K.N. (September 15 2016). Dark clouds on the horizon: Neoliberalism in higher education. Cultural Studies <=> Critical methodologies, 1-5, DOI: 10.1177/1532708616669526

Barbour, K.N. (2016). Place-responsive choreography and contemplative pedagogies: A sensual experience. In R. Rinehart & e. emerald (Eds.),Global South Ethnographies: Minding the Senses (pp.127-145). Rotterdam, The Netherlands:  Sense Publishers.

Barbour, K.N. (2016). Moral considerations in embodied curriculum: A review essay. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 17(1), 1-4. http://www.ijea.org/v17r1/.

Barbour, K.N. (2016). Book review: Jennifer Roche: Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer. Moving Identities. Dance Research, 34(2), 244-245. DOI: 10.3366/drs.2016.0162

Barbour, K.N. (2016). Review of Contemporary British Autoethnography, Qualitative Research Journal, 16(5), 607-608.

Barbour, K.N. (2015). In the middle of the deep blue sea. In M. Brown & B. Humberstone (Eds.), Seascapes: Shaped by the sea (pp.109-124). Australia: Ashgate.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer & performer). (2015). Whenua – Land [dance season]. Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Waikato River, Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand; 21-23 February 2015.

Barbour, K.N. (2015). Yoga teachers’ insights in working with dancers: Pedagogical approaches in transformation. Contemporising the past: envisaging the future:Refereed proceedings of the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit, Angers, France: University of Angers.

emerald, e., & Barbour, K.N. (2015). ‘I’ll go back next week – it’s complicated’: Returning to dance with the help of Bourdieu. In lisahunter, W. Smith, & e. emerald (Eds.), Pierre Bourdieu and physical culture (pp.27-36). NY: Routledge.

Barbour, K.N. (2015). Joining New Zealand’s WW1 commemorations. Review: Salute - remembering world war. Theatreview, http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=8249,

Barbour, K.N. & Hitchmough, A. (2014). Experiencing affect through site-specific dance. Emotion, Space and Society, 12, 63-72.

Barbour, K.N. (2014). Searching for Bliss: Insights and challenges in yoga and contemporary dance choreography. Dance Research Aotearoa, 2, 79-100.

Rinehart, R., Barbour, K.N., & Pope, C. (Eds.). (2014). Ethnographic worldviews: Transformation and social justice. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Barbour, K.N. (2014). Acts of representation: A labour of love. In R.E. Rinehart, K.N. Barbour & C. Pope (Eds.), Ethnographic worldviews: Transformation and social justice. (pp.173-185). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer & performer). (2013). Bliss [dance season]. Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Indian Char Bagh Garden, Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand; 20-22 February 2013.

Barbour, K.N. (2013). Cultivating embodied ways of knowing: Integrating contemporary dance and yoga practice in tertiary education. In Close Encounters: Contemporary dance didactics: Explorations in Theory and Practice. (pp.105-116). Stockholm, Sweden: 1990-2004

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer & performer). (2013). Bliss [dance season]. Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Indian Char Bagh Garden, Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand; 20-22 February 2013.

Barbour, K.N. (2013). Canoe racing, outrigger. In D.H. Levinson & G. Pfister (Eds.), Berkshire Encyclopaedia of World Sport (pp.212-216). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.

Barbour, K.N. (2012). Standing centre stage: Autoethnographic writing and solo dance performance. Cultural StudiesóCritical Methodologies, 12(1), 67-71.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer). (2012). Places we call home. In Dancing in place [dance season]. [dance season]. Playhouse Theatre, Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton; 23 November 2010.

Barbour, K.N. (2012). Enhancing kinaesthetic empathy in digital dance. Lucid and liminal imagery. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 6(5), 259-267.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer & performer). (2012). Whispering birds [dance season]. Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Chinese Scholars Garden, Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand; 18-20 February 2012.

Barbour, K.N. (2011). Dancing across the page: Narrative and embodied ways of knowing. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books.

Barbour, K.N. (2011). Dance site: Reconceptualizing digital dance. Brolga, 35, 57-64.

Barbour, K.N. (Choreographer & performer). (2011). Dream states: Dances I've never made. In Released [dance season]. Playhouse Theatre, Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton; 16-17 September 2011.

Papers Taught

Supervision

Current PhD research students:

Allison Jeffrey - Yoga and the Modern Western World: An interdisciplinary investigation into the impact of yogic practices on the lived experiences of practitioners. (Chief supervisor).

Rodrigo Hill - River-Ride: Examining the socio-cultural significance of Te Awa Pathway (Chief supervisor).

Gloria Clarke - Extracurricular activity, whanau aspirations, and Maori boys (supervisor).

Ann Easter - Student Experiences of Acceleration into Tertiary Education (supervisor).

Completed PhD students:

Jo Straker - Meanings of the Outdoors in Outdoor Education (2014).
Debbie Bright - Reflective Practice in the Arts (2010).

Current Masters students:

L Walus - Investigating Pedagogy for Recreational/Community Children’s Dance in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Completed Masters students:

G Baker - Every Breath is a Wave. In what ways can contemporary dance making express an ecofeminist perspective.

N. Mtakwa - Factors influencing women’s participation in physical activity during pregnancy.
M. Nemani - Women in the Sport of Body Boarding.

M. Martin - Arts Curriculum in the Solomon Islands.

R. Hippolite - Māori Experiences of Racism in Sport.

D. Bright - Reflective Practice in Dance Making
J. Waggoner - The Ballerina Body Aesthetic

Contact Details

Email: karen.barbour@waikato.ac.nz
Room: I3.12
Phone: 7738