Juliana Mensah is currently a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) with a focus on arts and human rights. She was previously artist in residence at the CAHR supported by the Leverhulme Trust and Arts Council England.

She has written for theatre, radio and print. In March 2012 she was writer in residence at the Lit and Phil Library and the Newcastle Centre for Life as part of Newcastle’s ScienceFest. Juliana has worked with and for organisations including Helix Arts, the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts at Newcastle University, and Théâtre Sans Frontières. She was a board member at the Oval House Theatre Company in London for four years and The Angelou Centre in Newcastle for three years. In October 2015 her play ‘A Restless Place‘ achieved a sell-out run at the Castle Museum in York, directed by Katie Posner and produced by Pilot Theatre.

At the Centre for Applied Human Rights Juliana is co-convener on the Culture and Protest MA module, manages the creative programme within the Protective Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders at Risk and is currently developing a range of arts based research projects with collaborators in York, South Africa and the USA.