Dr. Grant Tyler Peterson joined Brunel in 2013, having previously taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Winchester, and Bath Spa University. Grant is an emerging scholar and has published work on a diverse range of subjects including British alternative theatre history, dance, gender, sexuality, and digital research methodologies.
Grant holds experience as a performer in theatre, musical theatre, television and commercials, and worked in numerous venues throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. He was trained at elite programmes including the Orange County School of the Arts and the Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
In addition to receiving a BA in theatre and musical theatre at UCLA, Grant earned an interdisciplinary Masters degree in experimental theatre and dance under the guidance of Sue-Ellen Case and David Gere. After moving to Britain, he received Ph.D. funding from the Higher Education Funding Council of England (Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme) to study at Royal Holloway under the supervision of Professor Dan Rebellato and Dr. Chris Megson. This resulted in a project that examined British street theatre traditions and presented the first formal case study of one of England’s longest running – yet overlooked – contemporary street theatre troupes, the Natural Theatre Company.
Newest selected publications
Peterson, GT. (2018) 'A Revolutionary Proposal: Alexander Trocchi, Dramaturgies of Disruption and Situationist Genealogies', in McLoughlin, K. (ed.) Flower/Power: British Literature in Transition, Volume 2: 1960-1980. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. , 2. pp. 65 - 80. ISBN 10: 1107129575. Open Access Link
Peterson, GT. (2016) 'The People Show', in Bull, J. (ed.) British Theatre Companies: 1968-1979. London : Bloomsbury. , 1. ISBN 13: 9781408175446. Open Access Link
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
Blanchard, C., McCormack, M. and Peterson, GT. (2015) 'Inclusive Masculinities in a Working-Class Sixth Form in Northeast England'. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 46 (3). pp. 310 - 333. ISSN: 0891-2416 Open Access Link
Bratton, J. and Peterson, GT. (2012) 'The Internet: History 2.0?', in Wiles, D. and Dymkowski, C. (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History. Cambridge University Press. pp. 299 - 313. ISBN 10: 0521149835. ISBN 13: 9780521149839.