Tania Cañas is an artist researcher based on unceded Kulin Territory. Tania is the Coordinator and Lecturer in Social Practice and Community Engagement honours program at The University of Melbourne. She currently sits on the editorial board at the International Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Academic Journal/ PTO Inc. She has published widely including through Currency Press Australia, Intellect Books, Melbourne University Publishing, Arts Hub and e-flux as well as various international academic journals and magazines.
Tania’s research focus is on the relationship between ‘performance making’ and ‘community making’ including: community lead practice, practice-as-research, decolonial theory, borders and displacement, self-determination, Theatre of the Oppressed and performance as resistance.
Photo credit: Jody Haines Photography