Miranda Young-Jahangeer is the coordinator for the Applied Theatre stream of Drama and Performance Studies on Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has a PhD in the area of Prison Theatre with a specific focus on the appropriation of participatory theatre as a tool to negotiate power and patriarchy in a post-apartheid Female correctional centre. This research is part of a pioneering programme that has been running in Westville Female Correctional Centre for the past fourteen years and feeds into both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This work is informed by a commitment to a transformative politics around race, class, gender, health and sexual orientation in contemporary South Africa. She is well published in this area and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. New research interests concern the role of performance in ‘public’ space as a way to deconstruct and challenge residual spatial hierarchies and division in the post-apartheid imaginary.