Jen Harvie is Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London. Her monographs include Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Theatre & the City (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Staging the UK (Manchester, 2005), and The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance (co-author, Routledge, 2005). She co-edited Making Contemporary Theatre (with Andy Lavender, Manchester, 2010) and The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver (with Lois Weaver, Intellect, 2016). She co-edits Palgrave Macmillan’s series Theatre &. Her current work examines austerity economics and feminist theatre.