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Exploring Self-Determination Through Circus Arts: New Research

A new research project has been published titled  Self-Determination Through Circus Arts: Exploring Youth Development in a Novel Activity Context by Jacqueline Davis and Dr. Jen Agans.  Both Agans and Davis have a lifetime of circademic and circus experience between them and equally share a love of working with youth circus. Dr. Jennifer P. Agans is an assistant professor of recreation, park, and tourism management at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on youth experiences in sport and other...

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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association. In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.