Alexandru BUMBAS (IRET/Sorbonne Nouvelle, INALCO)
Alexandru holds a PhD in Theatre Studies (Sorbonne Nouvelle). He is a playwright, stage director, artistic director, and founder of the theatre company La Citadelle dystopique. In 2020, he was awarded the Aide Nationale à la création dramatique ARTCENA. He is currently working on the exploration of dystopias in contemporary theatre. More recently, at INALCO, he has started a second PhD in Jewish Studies, in which he explores Jewish theatre in an anthropological perspective (Ezekiel the Tragedian, Leone de’ Sommi, Hanoch Levin). For this second PhD project he was awarded with a research scholarship by the Rothschild Foundation. His first monograph, La dystopie théâtrale. Émergence d’une nouvelle forme dramatique, has been recently published at the Complicités Publishing House in Paris.
Co-editor: Mélissa BERTRAND (University Sorbonne Nouvelle/LIRA)
Writer and stage director for the Compagnie de l’Archée, she holds a PhD in Theatre Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (“Porous identities in contemporary performance and theatre : matter and bodies”). In her research she explores the presence of bodies and matter on stage (food, ice, mud, wax…), but also gender aesthetics. She teaches at the University Saint-Denis Paris 8 between 2020-2022 at the theatre and performance department.
Co-editor: Nadin MAI (The Arts of Slow Cinema)
Nadin is a film critic and curator. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Stirling and is specialized in the aesthetics of duration and absence in contemporary contemplative cinema, with a focus on the post-trauma cinema of Lav Diaz. She is the founder of the online platform The Arts of Slow Cinema (www.theartsofslowcinema.com). Recently, she published the essay Human Condition(s). An aesthetic of cinematic slowness.
Co-editor: Marie MARQUELET (University of Western Brittany)
Marie is a PhD candidate in Cinema Studies, at the University of Western Brittany (UBO). She holds an MA in Cinema Studies dedicated to the study of speech in the cinema of Pedro Costa (Rennes 2 University). She currently focuses on contemporary documentary film and its renewal in the era of digital cameras. She is also a member of the Doctoral Committee of Rennes for the international research program TECHNES, and editor at Apaches magazine.
Co-editor: Bérengère ROCHER (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Bérengère is a music teacher in Angers. She holds an MA in Theatre Studies (Sorbonne Nouvelle/ENS) and is specialized in modern and contemporary choreography. Her main topics are the representations of ecstatic symbolism in dance and visual arts. She is also a graphic designer and is currently working on several projects at Momme Publishing (France).
Editor: Anca POP (Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom)
Anca is a researcher and editor based in London. She holds an MA in Social Sciences (University College London), an MA in Philosophy (University of Warwick), and is currently a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her main topics are: continental philosophy of science, French bio-philosophy, philosophy of technology, political philosophy, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Gilbert Simondon, Europeanisation, visual and digital arts, Central and East European cinema.
Co-editor: Doina-Anca CREȚU (Masaryk Institute, Prague)
Anca holds a PhD in International History from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. A former Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute, she is currently a Research Fellow within the European Research Council project “Unlikely Refuge? Refugees and Citizens in East-Central Europe during the Twentieth Century,” based at the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Anca’s research interests include the history of foreign aid, history of migration, and history of human rights. She is currently developing her first monograph, titled “In Quest of an Ideal: Foreign Aid and State Reconstruction in Interwar Romania.”
Co-Editor: Larissa LUICĂ (University of Bucarest)
Larissa holds a PhD in Comparative Literature (University Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3). She is specialized in the work of Driss Chraïbi, and is more generally interested in literatures from the Maghreb region, feminism, and French literature. She is currently directing the Francophonie et droits humains research branch at the CEREFREA (Center for Advanced Research in Social Sciences) and is an associate lecturer at The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Bucharest).
Co-Editor: Andrei SIMIONESCU-PANAIT (Polytechnic University of Bucharest)
Philosophy Lecturer at Politehnica University in Bucharest and a freelance Critical thinking trainer. 2021 saw the publication of his book on the phenomenology of elegance called The Reconciled Body. An Essay on the Phenomenology of Elegance. He is mainly interested in phenomenology, philosophical practice, and philosophy of education. He likes to experiment with workshop designs and class games.
Editor: Math. B. (University Sorbonne Nouvelle/ University Saint-Denis)
Math. B. holds a MA in Theatre Studies (University Sorbonne Nouvelle) and is currently preparing an MA in Theatre, Performance and Societies at the University Saint-Denis. Math. B.’s main interests are women’s marginalization in theatre and the cathartic and performative dimensions of gender. She is currently working on her own play about women at the margin of institutionalized laws, based on legal archives.
Editor: Laura-Florina STAN (Hanyang University, Seoul)
Laura is a Ph.D. candidate, majoring in Korean Studies at Hanyang University. She holds an MA in Korean Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul. She is interested in French and Korean cultural studies, security studies, diasporic studies, Samulnori and media. She is also the founder of Pureun Narae – the first Romanian musical group specialist in traditional Korean samulnori. Currently, she coordinates the Korean branch of the League of Romanian Students Abroad (LSRS).
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