Megan Davies


photo of Megan DaviesMegan Davies is a PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University.  She recently finished her MA in the same program, funded by SSHRC through a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.  She holds a BA honours degree from the University of Fraser Valley, BC with an English major and a Theatre minor.  Her most recent artistic endeavor was as a creative collaborator for Michael Greyeyes' Winterhome performance piece (Signal Theatre and Tribe In.,) in 2014/15.  Her current research interests include historical reenactments, Indigenous theatre and performance art, decolonizing and Indigenous methodologies, Canadian theatre history and site-specific performance.  She has produced work on some of those research interests at various conferences and recently published in a special issue of Canadian Theatre Review in Winter 2015.  Davies thoroughly enjoyed her time at York University in the MA program, she completed her placement at Native Earth Performing Arts Inc. under the mentorship of business manager, Isaac Thomas and worked on a Major Research Paper, titled "For York and First Story Guide Torontonians Toward History(ies): Immersing (Re)Mapping and Disorientating the Toronto Historical Landscape", under the guidance of supervisor Marlis Schweitzer and second reader Julie Nagam.

What you like to do when you aren’t being a grad student
When I am not being a grad student I love to hike, run and ride my bike in my hometown of Chilliwack, British Columbia (unceded traditional territory of Stó:lō) and in Toronto, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wendat and the Mississaugas of the New Credit.  I seem to find myself enjoying live comedy shows, performances, ghost walks, small parks and good pubs in Toronto and wherever else my research and travels take me.