Visiting Scholars


Tomoko Aono
Program Director, Center for the Study of Civil Society, Graduate School of Social Sciences
Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Research: US Cultural Policy on Theatre



Prasun Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Department of English
North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, West Bengal, India
Nation, Gender and Contemporary Women’s Theatre in India



Kerstin Schmidt
Professor of English and Chair of American Studies and Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Research: Theater on the Move: The Mobilities Turn on the Contemporary American Stage



Glenn D’Cruz
Lecturer, Drama and Cultural Studies, School of Communication and Creative Arts
Deakin University, Australia
Research: The History of Postdramatic Theatre in New York



Kyoko Iwaki
Part-time lecturer
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; Rikkyo University, Japan; Meiji University, Japan
Research: How “Phobias towards Others” are Represented in Contemporary Stages across Europe and the United States



Helly Minarti
Ph.D.  Dance Studies, University of Roehampton, UK
Head of Programme, Jakarta Arts Council, Indonesia
Research: Entangled and Transnational Practice: Curatorship and Dramaturgy of Contemporary Dance in the US



Marielle Pelissero
Research Engineer
Paris-­‐Nanterre University, France
Research: The Presence and the influence of the main concepts of the Situationist International in the critical literacy about performance art and experimental theater in New York City



Piersandra Di Matteo
Teacher, Fine Arts Academy in Bologna, Italy
Director, Master IUAV “Curating in Performing Arts”
The Capture of Speech. Topology of the voice in contemporary theatre



Sebastian Kaiser
Theatre Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Research: Europe Series: Political Theatre in Europe



Charlotte Farrell
Ph.D., Theatre and Performance Studies
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Research: “Performing Post-Tragic Affects” explores the politics of staging radically adapted classical tragedies in contemporary theatre



Xiaopeng Teng
Ph.D. Student
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: Comparative Studies of Sino-American Tragedy Aesthetics



Diana Benea
Assistant Lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages
University of Bucharest, Romania
Research: The Politics and Aesthetics of Contemporary American Social Theater



Alba Saura Clares
Ph.D. Student, Doctorate Program in Arts and Humanities
University of Murcia, Spain
Research: Analysis of Argentinian Theatre trough Teatro Abierto



Fernando Antonio Mencarelli
Associate Dean of Cultural Activities
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Research: “Living Culture” and transculturality: the work of The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards (Brazil and USA) with American and south American communities



Frederik Le Roy
Doctor-Assistant in Department of Art, Music and Theatre studies
Ghent University, Belgium
Research: Ex-posing contemporary dance and music. Time and Spectatorship in Work/Travail/Arbeid by Rosas and ICTUS



Xue Li
Ph.D. Candidate, Chinese Drama Department
Nanjing Normal University, China
Research: The Dramatic Theories and Comments of the Republic of China



Sarah Youssef
Ph.D. Candidate, English Literature
University of Cologne, Germany
Research: The Performance of Captivity



Yanshi Li
Lecturer, Foreign Languages College, Taiyuan University of Technology, China
Ph.D. candidate in Theater, Film and Television Studies, Shanxi Normal University, China
Research: The Reception of Beckett’s Drama in China



wujuan-li-photoWujuan Li
Lecturer, Department of Foreign Language
Dongguan University of Technology, China
Research: Establishing an unified system of an or two-year College English course for non-English majors in the form of Educational Theatre



Yanhui Liu
Associate Professor, Theatre Literature and Writing Department
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
Research: The Comparison of Dramas and Theories between China and America



Tanja Klankert_colorTanja Klankert
Doctoral Student
University of Bern, Switzerland
Research: Japanese Performing Arts in Modern Dance

Former Visting Scholars

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