Savannah Whaley

Field team

Savannah supports Social Life's community engagement activities. She is a researcher in performance and gender and a community activist. She has worked as a researcher and assistant for theatre organisations Cardboard Citizens – working with people who have experience of homelessness – and Clean Break, working with women affected by the criminal justice system. She is also a youth and community theatre director at the Arcola Theatre and Purple Moon Drama, and has worked as a facilitator with gab community art. 

Her AHRC-funded PhD research at King’s College University explores the relationship between gender, performance and activism and she is currently involved with activist groups that fight against cuts to domestic violence services for women and non-binary people. 

She has worked with Social Life on a project for Swan Housing, conducting street interviews with residents of the Craylands Estate in Basildon. She has degrees from Oxford University and University College London.