As an experienced educational leader, strategist, and inclusive design thinker and practitioner, Dr Ann Kaegi is engaged in collaborative projects focused on belonging, inclusion and sustainability. She has been invited to provide expert coaching on equity-centred design thinking to co-design for diversity and inclusion to project leads at six HEIs and is an invited member of a multi-university Belonging Methodologies research group convened by the University of Leeds. She has also been invited to contribute to major service design projects at the University of Hull as an inclusive design consultant and facilitator. Dr Kaegi has extensive experience in programme design, curriculum development and innovation, and in co-designing at the margins to create inclusive learning environments and experiences that support everyone to thrive.
As a researcher, Dr Ann Kaegi's areas of interest are in early modern trauma, Shakespeare, and English Renaissance drama. She is particularly interested in the history of grief (ancient Greek and early modern), historical remembrance, and unruly voices, subjects and subjectivities in early modern writing. She has a longstanding interest in early modern resistance theory, and is particularly interested in the (typically ventriloquised) female voice in early modern writing as a means of expressing resistance to tyranny. A more recent focus is on the early modern sex trade in London and the culture of female incarceration centred on Bridewell.