is a writer, film maker and academic researcher at Glasgow University. Her theatre work includes SARTRE AND De BEAUVOIR, Lesbos (Tramway Glasgow) and the Jew of Portingal (A Tale of An Elizabethan Execution). She has curated Symposia and political platforms, most notably Spaces of Exile and the Scottish Refugee Council Festival and has worked in association with Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the Glasgow Science Centre. She is published in the field of Human Rights, Women’s Rights and European anthropology and is a regular contributor to Scotland’s constitutional debate. Effie has been awarded the Tom McGrath Award for Playwrights and in 2017 the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland Award and the Collaborative Research Award by the University of Glasgow. Her latest book #MeToo: How Not To Look Away will be published in October 2019 by Intellect Books

ANIKA MARSCHALL is a AHRC-funded doctoral researcher in the Theatre Studies department at the University of the Glasgow. As part of the Glasgow Refugee and Asylum Network, her research explores how contemporaneous performative interventions challenge our understanding of human rights and can probe legal boundaries through other means of jurisdiction. Anika’s work has been presented at international conferences and she has published in The Kelvingrove Review (2017), Critical Stages (2016), SYN (2014), and DieNadel (2013). Forthcoming works include a book chapter on contemporary artistic responses to migration movements (Transcript 2017) and a contribution for RiDE 23.3 (2018) about artistic-political interventions, commitment and theories of hope.