Dr Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink (Programme Coordinator)
Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink is Assistant Professor in theatre and performance studies. Her areas of interest include spatial theory, performance philosophy, relationships beteween dramaturgy and scenography and interdisciplinary research methods. She is also the Programme Coordinator.
Dr Anika Marschall (Programme Coordinator)
Anika Marschall works as Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Culture Studies. Her research is invested in issues of theatre, asylum and migration, socially engaged arts and activism, intersections of race, class and gender in contemporary European performances, diversity and representation in theatre’s institutional life, decentering knowledge and the stage.
Prof. Maaike Bleeker
Maaike Bleeker is Professor in and Chair of Theatre Studies. In her research she combines performance and dance studies with media theory and philosophy and engages with questions about perception, cognition, embodiment, in particular related to technologies of various kinds and science.
Dr Konstantina Georgelou
Konstantina Georgelou works as a performing arts theorist, dramaturge, researcher and lecturer in the field of theatre studies. Her research interests concern modes of working together, dramaturgy, choreography and ethics, while she explores discursive, artistic and activist practices as materialisations of the political.
Dr Laura Karreman
Laura Karreman is a lecturer in dance and performance studies. Her research is situated at the intersection of dance transmission practices, digital technologies and critical approaches of embodiment. She engages with questions about movement and representation and investigates notions of performance as knowledge. Interdisciplinary dialogue is a key feature of her approach.
Dr Theron Schmidt
Theron Schmidt is Assistant Professor in Performance Studies. His areas of research and teaching include art and activism, creative pedagogy and experiential learning, and contemporary forms of political theatre and performance. His academic research is rooted in several decades of ongoing practice as a multidisciplinary artist in Europe, the USA, and Australia, as well as prior work supporting activist movements and art for social change.
Dr Dick Zijp
Dick Zijp works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Culture Studies. His research centres around questions of humour, popular theatre (stand-up comedy, cabaret), critical (feminist, decolonial) approaches to theatre and performance and the heritage of the Dutch performing arts. He is also an opinon maker and comedy critic.