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Dr Broderick Chow

Dr Broderick Chow
Reader - Teaching and Learning

Gaskell Building 111


Dr Broderick Chow is an artist-scholar whose research explores how social, political and historical forces can be understood through performances of the body, and spans theatre and performance studies, anthropology, and sociology.

He is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Leadership Fellows research project Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance of Fitness ( As part of this project he was recently a visiting scholar at the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, University of Texas at Austin, and a visiting scholar at the Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is co-editor of Žižek and Performance (Palgrave 2014) and Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge 2016). He is currently at work on a monograph entitled Dynamic Tensions: Performing Fitness and Masculinity.

Broderick is an amateur Olympic Weightlifter and a BWL Level 1 Qualified Weightlifting Coach. He is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has lived in London since 2005. He has an undergraduate degree in Theatre and English from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He was also first PhD graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

Newest selected publications

Chow, BDV. (2018) 'Feeling in Counterpoint: Complicit Spectatorship and the Filipino Performing Body'. Theatre Journal, 70 (3). pp. 327 - 347. ISSN: 0192-2882 Open Access Link

Journal article

Chow, BDV. (2017) 'Every Little Thing He Does: Entrepreneurship and Appropriation in the Magic Mike Series'. Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, 6 (1). ISSN: 2469-4053 Open Access Link

Journal article

Chow, BDV. (2016) 'Muscle-Memory: Re-enacting the fin-de-siècle strongman in pro wrestling', in Chow, BDV., Laine, E. and Warden, C. (eds.) Performance and Professional Wrestling. Routledge. pp. 143 - 153. ISBN 10: 1138937231.

Book chapter

Chow, B., Eero, L. and Warden, C. (2016) 'Performance and Pro Wrestling'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 1138937231 ISSN 13: 9781138937239


Peterson, GT. and Chow. (2016) 'Essai (French: ‘test’, ‘attempt’, ‘trial’, ‘tryout’): Democratising Singing: Teaching Musical Theatre to a Mixed-Ability Higher Education Student Cohort'. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 7 (1). pp. 114 - 116. ISSN: 1944-3927 Open Access Link

Journal article
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