Professor Samuel Kasule

Position: Reader in Postcolonial Theatre and Performance Studies/Senior Lecturer in English

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Humanities

Subject area: English

Research Centre: Identity, Conflict and Representation

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Sam is President of the African Theatre Association (UK), and is on the judging panel of the Wole Soyinka Pan African Prize for Literature and is a member of the jury for the Nollywood Film Awards (UK). Sam also coorganised a conference on the effects of the Arab Spring political uprisings.

Sam can talk about African politics and culture, and theatre and performance relating to the African diaspora.

Teaching responsibilities

Drama, Theatre and Postcolonial Studies.

Research interests

Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Conflict and Identity, Postcolonial Studies.

Membership of professional bodies

President, African Theatre Association (UK)


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BA (English & Drama), Makerere University
  • Diploma in Education , Makerere University

Postgraduate qualifications

  • M.A Theatre Studies, UNiversity of Leeds

Research qualifications

  • PhD on Contemporary theatre and politics in Uganda, University of Leeds

Recent publications

  • 2011 'Telling Our Story': Conversations with KinaUganda Home Movie Directors, Mariam Ndagire & Ashraf Simwogerere' in David Kerr, Africa Theatre 10: Media and performance, (Woodridge, Suffolk: James Currey). pp 50 - 68
  • 2010 'Don't Talk Into My Talk: Popular Performance in Colonial Uganda' in Yvette Hutchinson  (ed) Africa Theatre 9 (Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey). pp 72-89.

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