Associate Professor Karen N Barbour
Qualifications: PhD (Waikato), DipContDance (Unitec), MSocSci (Waikato), BSocSci (Waikato)
My research and teaching has focussed around dance, embodiment and creative practice in the arts. I also engage in wider work in women's holistic wellbeing and movement practices, including as a yoga teacher and somatic movement educator.
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
Somatic practices in dance
Barbour, K., Clark, M., & Jeffrey, A. (2019). Expanding understandings of wellbeing through researching women’s experiences of intergenerational somatic dance classes. Leisure Studies, 1-14. doi:10.1080/02614367.2019.1653354 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12961
Barbour, K. (2019). Backyard activisms: Site dance, permaculture and sustainability. Choreographic Practices, 10(1), 113-125. doi:10.1386/chor.10.1.113_1
Barbour, K. (2019). Sheltering Moves - Moving Shelters [Choreographer & Performer]. Hamilton, New Zealand: Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust.
Hunter, V., Kloetzel, M., & Barbour, K. (2019). Choreographic Practices Editorial: Dancing Urbanisms. Choreographic Practices, 10(1), 3-6. doi:10.1386/chor.10.1.3_2
Current PhD research students:
Johanna Claus - The potential of interactive site-specific dance ritual to influence relationships to the environment and the non-human world. (Chief supervisor).
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).
L. Javier Bartos Perez - The holistic influence of yoga on physical and mental health: A mixed methods design. (Chief supervisor).
Gloria Clarke - Extracurricular activity, whanau aspirations, and Maori boys (supervisor).
Completed PhD students:
Rodrigo Hill - Place imaginaries: Photography and place-making at Te Awa River Ride. (2019).
Ann Easter - Student Experiences of Acceleration into Tertiary Education (2019).
Jo Straker - Meanings of the Outdoors in Outdoor Education (2014).
Debbie Bright - Reflective Practice in the Arts (2010).
External PhD examinations:
Undertaken for The University of Auckland, Deakin University - Australia, The University of New South Wales- Australia, Queensland University of Technology - Australia, The University of the Arts - Finland.
Current Masters students:
E. Cohen Braumuller - Eco-phenomenology and performance.
Completed Masters students:
L. Walus - Teaching for transformation: Reflective practice for transformative dance education in children's community dance.
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
External Masters examinations:
Undertaken for The University of Auckland, The University of Otago, Whitecliff College of the Arts, The University of Cape Town - South Africa.
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