Professor Ananda Breed is author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (Seagull Books, 2014), co-editor of Performance and Civic Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance: Volume One – Mainland Europe, North and Latin America, South Africa, and Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, 2020), co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance: Volume Two – Brazil, West Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, United Kingdom and Arab World (Routledge, 2020), and co-editor of Creating Culture in (Post) Socialist Central Asia (Palgrave, 2020) in addition to several publications that address transitional systems of governance and the arts.
She has worked as a consultant for IREX and UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan on issues concerning conflict prevention and conducted applied arts workshops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda and Turkey. Breed was founder of the Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD) at the University of East London and former research fellow at the International Research Centre Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie University 2013-2014).
She is currently Prinicipal Investigator of Arts and Humanities (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Informing the National Curriculum and Youth Policy for Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal (2020-2024) and former Co-Investigator of AHRC GCRF project Changing the Story (2018-2022) and former Principal Investigator of UKRI GCRF Newton Fund project MAP at Home: online psychosocial support through the arts in Rwanda (2020-2022). She loves nature and likes running, walking, dancing and playing with others.