Jane Plastow

Academic Discipline:

Drama, Theatre, Music

Interests Keywords:

Education, empowerment, Gender, literature, Theatre, video

About me:

I work primarily in relation to theatre, but also use other art forms; film, drawing, poetry, photography and literature. I teach, research, direct, train and run a range of projects in realtion to arts in Africa. Most of my work has taken place in East and the Horn of Africa and I have lived and worked in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Zimbabwe and The Gambia as well as visiting many other African nations. My current range of projects are all in Kenya and Uganda and focus around using the arts to promote gender equity and creativity with particular interestssexual health education and maternal mortality. I regularly work in an interdisciplinary mode using arts to research and to ‘speak to power’.

I am interested in the following geographical area(s):

Sub-Saharan Africa

Components of the GCRF I am interested in:

I work in relation to health and wellbeing and to issues of education and I currently have 5 GCRF grants.