Lori Leigh

Dr Lori Leigh is a Research Fellow with the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago. They work with the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities on the Public Housing & Urban Regeneration: Maximising Wellbeing research programme. 

Lori has a background in the creative and performing arts sector and their research interests and expertise include the intersection of arts and urban regeneration, community formation, and public health—particularly wellbeing,  and issues affecting Takatāpui/LGBTQIA+ identities.

Lori is currently working on projects with community garden spaces in public housing, Māori wellbeing, and Tākatāpui/LGBTQIA+ housing and homelessness.

Key publications

  1. “Take up her bed”: Cleopatra’s bed in Antony and Cleopatra.
    Arrêt sur Scène /Scene Focus
    n°8, Scènes de Lit / Bedchamber Scenes. (Ed.) S. Iyengar, S. Mayo & N. Vienne-Guerrin.
  2. Stagecraft and Statecraft: Queenship and Theatricality on the Shakespearean Stage.
    In K. Finn & V. Schutte. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare’s Queens.
    (pp.9-28). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-74517-6.
  3. Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine: Staging Female Characters in the Late Plays and Early Adaptations.
    Palgrave Macmillan.
  4. The "Unscene" and Unstaged in Double Falsehood, Cardenio, and Shakespeare’s Romances.
    In T. Bourus & G. Taylor (Eds.), The Creation and Re-Creation of Cardenio: Performing Shakespeare, Transforming Cervantes.
    (pp.171-184). Oxford Univerity Press, Oxford.