Visiting Scholars


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
PhD 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
PhD 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
PhD Candidate, English Literature
University of Cologne, Germany
Research: The Performance of Captivity



Yanshi Li
Lecturer, Foreign Languages College, Taiyuan University of Technology, China
PhD 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




yoshiji-yokoyamaYoshiji Yokoyama
Dramaturg, SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, Japan
Part-time Lecturer, Gakushuin University (Tokyo) and Shizuoka University, Japan
Research: Contemporaneity of Asian Performing Arts and Performance Studies



JonedJoned Suryatmoko
Researcher, Media and Cultural Studies Program
The Graduate School – Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Research: Mediatized Theatre



Andy LavenderAndy Lavender
Head of the School of Arts; Professor of Theatre & Performance
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Research: The Age of Performance: Histories and Horizons



Avra SidiropoulouAvra Sidiropoulou
Assistant Professor, MA Programme in Theatre Studies
Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Research: Mapping “Crisis Theatre” on the Current American and European Stage



Ling Jian-eLing Jian-e
Associate Professor, English Department
Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
Research: Intellectual Inquiries of Contemporary American Drama



Ning ZhouNing Zhou
Lecturer, English Department, School of Foreign Studies
Anhui University of Science & Technology, China
Research: Investigations into the Ethics of Contemporary American Drama



Andrea Pelegri

Andrea Pelegrí Kristic
Ph. D Candidate in Arts (Theatre)
PonIficia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Research: Creative Processes with Translated Texts in Chilean Companies from Santiago De Chile


Rafael AbolafiaRafael Abolafia
Ph. D
University of Jaén, Spain
Research: Contemporary Theatre and Paratheatre in Andalucía



Han Gui (1)Han Gui
Ph. D Student
Shanghai Theater Academy, China
The Culture of Western Theatre with specialization in the History and Theory of Foreign Theatre



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Kristof van Baarle
Ph. D Fellow
Ghent University, Belgium
Research: Contemporary Stage of Kris Verdonck



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



Mohan ZhangMohan Zhang
Professor, School of Film, Television and Media
Guangxi Arts Institute, China
Research: Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Contemporary Theatre and Culture


Former Visting Scholars

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