Born and raised in the southern Nigeria cities of Calabar and Uyo, Gideon Morison is an independent researcher, scholar, creative artist, and cultural critic based in Munich. He studied Theatre Arts, Film, and Media Studies at the Universities of Calabar and Uyo, where he also served as an editor (Akata Press) and tutorial assistant. Before completing his doctoral studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München under the ERC Project Developing Theatre, he worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku, leading the Department of Theatre Arts as Acting-Head for more than a year.
Gideon Morison has collaborated in various creative capacities at the Calabar University Theatre (CUT), Greenwich Media Plus, and Finest Communications in actualizing theatre and developmental media projects such as Marriage Not Wedding (short film), The Marooned (short film); Brunt (short film), Man-Child Blues (stage play), Linda’s Joint (Radio Drama), Ifufe (short film), The Twist (Radio/TV drama), Ekpogogoro (stage play), Blood and Bondage (stage play), Midnight Hotel (stage play), etc. His research, which straddles theatre/media history, performance theory, literary criticism, development communication, festivals, and comparative cultural studies, has been published in the Journal of Global Theatre History, the Nigeria Theatre Journal, the Parnassus, and the Bianchi Journal.
Gideon enjoys writing poems, reading books, traveling, and watching football as a pass time.