Joslin McKinney is an Associate Professor in Scenography at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the lead author of the Cambridge Introduction to Scenography (2009) and co-editor of Scenography Expanded: an Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design (Bloomsbury 2017). After working in theatre for 10 years designing sets and costumes, she completed a practice-based PhD into the communication of scenography in 2008. She has published articles and chapters on scenographic research methods, scenographic spectacle and embodied spectatorship, phenomenology, kinaesthetic empathy and material agency. In 2015 she was chair of the international jury for The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. She is the Programme Leader for the MA in Performance Design and co-convenor of the Place and Performance Research Group at the University of Leeds. She is co-editor of the Performance + Design book series for Bloomsbury that reflects the recent growth of scenographic practices and the expansion from theatre/stage design to a wider notion of scenography as a spatial practice.