Eylül Fidan Akıncı (The Graduate Center – CUNY) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance program at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She was a visiting fellow at the Studies in Performing Arts & Media (S:PAM) research centre of Ghent University for 2018-2019. She co-organized “Objects of Study” and “Approaching Dance” conferences at CUNY. Her writing has appeared in TDR, PAJ, and Performance in a Militarized Culture (eds. Sara Brady and Lindsey Mantoan, 2018).
Özgül Akıncı (The Performance Lab – The Université Grenoble Alpes) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Performance Lab, Université Grenoble Alpes. Her most recent article is about political and public performances of academics in Turkey and appeared on Performance Research (23.2). Her areas of research include performance as research, labor of body in performance, femininity and new materialisms.
Konstantina Georgelou (Utrecht University) is an Amsterdam-based performing arts theorist, dramaturg and researcher. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Culture at Utrecht University and at Utrecht University College, a tutor at DAS Choreography and the theory advisor at DAS Theatre (AHK). Her research is on dramaturgy, choreography, (new) materialism and artistic research, inquiring ways to move and act collectively. She co-authored The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance (Valiz, 2017) and co-edited the issue ‘On Names’ (Performance Research Journal, 2017).
Jennifer Joan Thompson (University of Pennsylvania) will join the faculty of the Theatre Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania as a lecturer in January. Her research on the intersection of performance, cultural policy, and citizenship during Chile’s transition to democracy has been supported by Fulbright-Hays and Social Science Research Council Grants. Her writing has appeared in Theatre Journal, the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, the Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics, and is forthcoming in Theatre Survey.