Kimberly Richards

Graduate Student

  • 47 Dwinelle Hall
  • Tuesday, 2:15–4:15pm
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Kimberly Richards is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship in Canadian Studies, and the Heather McCallum Award from the Canadian Association of Theatre Research. Her dissertation, “Crude Stages of the Anthropocene: Performance and Petro-Imperialism” examines oil frontiers as material and representational spaces constituted through practice, representation and acts of the imagination. She considers how performance practices, such as spectacles and festivals, socially construct and performatively produce oil frontiers, and how theatrical tactics at petro-protests work to resist the expansion of petro-imperialism. Her research interests include performance theory, petrocriticism, the energy and environmental humanities, postcolonial ecocriticism, and human rights. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Calgary.