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Alda Terracciano’s early research interests focused on the theatre of migration in the UK, covering areas such as political and post-colonial theatre, African, Asian and Caribbean theatre practices and experimentation, cultural hybridity and the aesthetics of connections. In 2002 she was awarded a Doctorate in Theatre History by the Istituto Universitario Orientale (Naples, Italy) in collaboration with Middlesex University (London, UK). The title of her final thesis is Crossing Lines: an Analysis of Integration and Separatism within Black Theatre in Britain. As a result of her commitment to the dissemination of the history of African, Asian and Caribbean performing arts in the UK and abroad, she presented a series of papers at conferences and published essays on the subject both in the UK and in Italy. As a theatre critic she contributed to specialised magazines and publications in Italy, including “Lo Straniero” and “Linea d’Ombra”.