Currently based at the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University in New York City, Dr Webster is a religion, gender, and performance scholar whose work is situated at intersections of arts, health, healing, and activism. Dr Webster holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Leeds; her professional practice centers on vulnerable bodies, examining performance and performative articulations of identity and belonging, and the influence of cultural and social practices on the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and societies.
As a 2013 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Cultural Engagement Fellow based at The Oxford Research Center in the Humanities (TORCH), Dr. Webster designed and developed the project Transportation Transformation: Migration, Teleportation and Railway (TT:MTR). Focused on the British Caribbean population of Chaptown, Leeds, TT:MTR explores the convergence of cutting-edge technology and scientific advancements, gender, migrations, and race/ethnicity on diaspora community formation and well-being. Please visit the TT:MTR website at http://transportation-transformation.co.uk