This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book seeks to redress this situation, and uses conversations between academic teachers, researchers, theoreticians and practitioners to explore how they have used embodiment in their work, or allowed it to shape the work they do. It aims to bring a cohesive overstanding to congruent approaches, and so the contributors are from diverse areas including dance, drama, sociology, anthropology, education, philosophy and higher education research. The book allows a reader to access to the theory, references and resources from a particular discipline that may or may not be familiar to them. It brings together a variety of approaches, of theoretical understandings, and personal reflections on how and why embodiment has impacted on academic work in higher education to be a resource for anyone interested in exploring different perspectives and applications of embodiment.