Ms Malaika Cunningham


I am a theatre practitioner and PhD candidate based in the School of Media and Communications at the University of Leeds. My research is part of the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity with Professor Kate Oakley and Dr Beth Johnson.

My research interests include: Theatre of the Oppressed, theatre, deliberative democracy, political engagement and neoliberalism.

My academic background is in Political Theory, having studied Politics and Philosophy up to MA level at the University of Sheffield.

I have subsequently worked at The Crick Centre as a research assistant on an AHRC funded project exploring the role of participatory arts in political engagement. Alongside my academic work I am an Artistic Director of The Bare Project theatre company. I am also a facilitator with Cardboard Citizens, and works with interactive arts company, Invisible Flock.

My publications include: