Staff Profiles: Dr. Amanda Williamson

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Staff Profile: Dr. Amanda Williamson
Academic Course Leader in Dance

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Dr. Amanda Williamson

Academic Course Leader in Dance

Performing Arts and Play

My interest in dance began when I realised the significant effects movement and embodiment can have on health and well-being.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714862 Email: awilliamson3@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I am ACL for Dance at UOG and an Honorary Professor at Coventry University. My specialism is the field of Somatic Movement Dance Education within the broader context of Dance Studies. I am founding editor of the peer review journal, 'The Journal of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities' and editor of 'Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives'. My current book projects include 'Spiritual Herstories: Call of the Soul in Dance Research', and ongoing publications in spirituality and dance studies.

Teaching and research

Research

?Dr Amanda Williamson’s research is inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary in approach, rooted in cultural studies, religious studies, spiritual feminism, phenomenology and new materialism. She is particularly interested in women’s spirituality and humanistic medicine, and has a passion for relationships between art and spirituality. Recently she has been working with researchers in African diasporic and indigenous pacific research, ethnographic somatic studies, and indigenous somatic knowled

External responsibilities

Professional positions

?Principal Editor: Journal of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities, Intellect.Peer Review board: The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, IntellectVisiting Professor, Coventry University