Neshen Isaeva-Gyunesh, M.A.


Neshen Isaeva-Gyunesh is a PhD candidate at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. She completed her master’s degree in English Studies: Literature, Language and Culture at Free University Berlin in January 2018. Her PhD research project offers a new approach to studying representations of black and Asian people in Britain in contemporary plays that discuss themes relating to characters’ mundane concerns, hopes and desires in politically and ideologically charged ordinary life. It examines the significance of affective intensities in space/place productions and approaches material and imaginary spaces and bodies as active, becoming, forming and re-forming in processes of affect circulation.

Research Interests

  • Anglophone Literatures & Cultures
  • Affect Studies
  • Space Studies
  • Transcultural Studies
  • Migration Studies
  • Theatre Studies
  • Gender Studies

Current Research Project
“Affective Circulations and Spatial (Re-)Formations: Explorations of Colonial History and Contemporary Life in Black and Asian Theatre in Britain”; supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler


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