Carol Marie Webster is a dance artist and interdisciplinary performance researcher, who works in the area of religion, ‘race’, gender, class, and disability, examining concerns around identity and belonging, knowledge formation and transmission, history and legacy, and migration with specific focus on the African Diaspora/The Black Atlantic. From February 2013 to March 2014, she was an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Cultural Engagement Research Fellow at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) at the University of Oxford. In her tenure at TORCH, she served as project leader on the project 'Transportation Transformation: Migration, Teleportation, and Railways' (TT: MTR), responsible for all aspects of design, development and coordination of the project. TT: MTR is a performance research and cultural engagement project that draws on narratives of migration from members of the African Caribbean community in Chapeltown, Leeds and narratives of experimentation from physicists researching quantum teleportation at the University of Oxford in order to engage in critical conversation around the similar complexities of human migration and quantum teleportation. In 2012, Carol Marie conceived and directed ‘Break-in’ Point, an exploration through oral and movement narratives of the relationship between dance, physics, and human broken-ness and resilience. Carol Marie identifies as an interdisciplinary performance researcher because of her expressed reliance on and grounding in Black/African Diaspora performance traditions. Carol Marie received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies –Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Leeds.
- TT Project Website - Community Engagement and Performance Research Project