PhD in Theatre Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore
MA in Drama by Practice-as-Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom
BA in Dramatic Literature and Theatre, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Dr Felipe Cervera is a Mexican theatre and performance maker, lecturer and researcher based in Singapore since 2012. His academic work centres on the intersections of astronomy, astronautics and performance theory, as outlined in his doctoral thesis Planetary Performance Theory, which received the faculty nomination for the Wang Gungwu Award and Medal for Best PhD Thesis in the Social Science and Humanities at the National University of Singapore. He is currently working on his first monograph, tentatively titled Planetary Regimes: Performance and The Extraterrestrial.
Dr Cervera also writes about contemporary theatre, politics and globalisation, having published numerous articles in scholarly journals. He serves in the Future Advisory Board of Performance Studies international (PSi), the leading academic organisation in the field of performance studies, and is also the Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Global Performance Studies.
As an actor and director, he has worked and toured extensively in Mexico, Argentina, USA, UK, France, Egypt and Singapore. He is currently also a member of After Performance Research Ensemble, where along with colleagues based in the UK, Thailand and Singapore, he experiments with applying theatre-making methods to academic research and writing.