Keynote Speakers BCUR2015
Posted on: April 13, 2015 by: Helen Hewertson
Dan Rebellato is a play wright and academic. Currently Professor of Contemporary Theatre (and currently Head of Department) at Royal Holloway, University of London, he teaches British theatre, playwriting, theory and philosophy, contemporary theatre, and music & performance. He supervises a number of PhDs, usually in the areas of recent British theatre and theory/philosophy. He has also taught classes for the Arvon Foundation, Birmingham University, Soho Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Court, Watford Palace Theatre and the University of Barcelona. His plays include Chekhov in Hell (Plymouth Drum, 2010), Static (Suspect Culture & Graeae, 2008), Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day (Lightwork, 2005/6), Mile End (Analogue, 2007), Beachy Head (Analogue, 2009), Theatremorphosis (Suspect Culture & CCA, 2009), Outright Terror Bold and Brilliant (NYT/Soho, 2006) and A Modest Adjustment (National Theatre, 2006). He has written twelve plays for BBC Radio, including Cavalry, My Life is a Series of People Saying Goodbye, and Negative Signs of Progress. He is currently writing two plays for the Drum Theatre, Plymouth and is one of the three writers adapting the whole of Émile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart for Radio 4. His books include 1956 and All That (1999), Theatre & Globalization (2009), Contemporary European Theatre Directors (2010), and Decades of British Playwriting: 2000-2009 and The Suspect Culture Book (2013). He has written numerous articles on modern and contemporary theatre, including Sarah Kane, David Greig, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill, Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, Dennis Kelly, Dario Fo, Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan. He is associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review and New Theatre Quarterly and co-editor of the Theatre & series for Palgrave Macmillan.
Julio Rivera is Professor of Management, Marketing, and Geography at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. He is the immediate Past President of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR, www.cur.org). At Carthage, he served as provost, dean of students, chair of the Geography department, and the director of the geographic information science (GIS) laboratory. He regularly serves as a consultant to colleges and universities as they develop undergraduate research programs and he has worked in two National Science Foundation grant programs to expand undergraduate research opportunities for students. He has been a continual advocate for the advancement of undergraduate research in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts. His research has focused on the application of GIS to problems in business, and urban planning. He has worked at the Global Institute for Sustainability at Arizona State University examining trends in the development of the urban fringe in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He continues to serve as a consultant to both government and business including Snap-on Tools, WorldLink, Inc., Kenosha Area Business Alliance, the Racine Harbor Commission, and the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation. He is the recipient of the 2002 Carthage College Distinguished Teaching Award. Rivera earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his B.A. in Journalism and Theology at Marquette University, and M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University.