Berenika Szymanski-Düll is Professor in Theatre Studies with focus on transnational theatre history at LMU Munich and leads the ERC project and
team of T-MIGRANTS. She is also the executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal Forum Modernes Theater. Her research is characterized by a
strong interdisciplinary approach and situated at the crossroads of theatre, history and society. Berenika has received numerous awards, grants
and fellowships, e.g. from the European Research Council, the German Research Foundation, the BMBF, the Heinrich Böll Foundation as well as
LMUexcellent. Recent publications include Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War
, co-edited with Christopher Balme (Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan 2017); Leave left left. Migrationsphänomene in den Künsten in aktueller und historischer Perspektive
, co-edited with Burcu
Dogramaci and Wolfgang Rathert (Neofelis: Berlin 2020); and Methoden der Theaterwissenschaft
, co-edited with Christopher Balme
(Narr: Tübingen 2020). For more information, visit the webpage of
The Institute of Theatre Studies at the LMU
Lisa Skwirblies (PhD) is a postdoc researcher in the ERC project T-MIGRANTS. She obtained her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from the
University of Warwick (UK). Between 2018 and 2020, she held a Marie Curie International Research Fellowship (Horizon 2020) and an Early Career
Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Warwick. Her research interests include theatre historiography, postcolonial and intersectional
theories, decolonial methodologies, migration studies, and critical race studies. Her publications include Performing Empire. Theatre, Race, and
Colonial Culture in the German Empire, 1884-1914 (forthcoming, Palgrave 2022); “Colonial Theatricality”, chapter in Oxford Handbook of Politics
and Performance, ed. by Milija Gluhovic, Silvija Jestrovic et.al (OUP 2021); Theaterwissenschaft postkolonial/dekolonial, co-editor with Azadeh
Sharifi (Transcript 2021).
Ursula Maier studied forestry, law and theatre studies at the LMU and TU in Munich. She has always been interested in spaces, surfaces
and the interaction with people there. Because of her interest in sustainability, she tries to implement the SDGS in culture and art,
both in her voluntary work and in her university teaching. Within theatre studies, her focus is on music theatre, especially opera.
Jorit Jens Hopp
Jorit Jens Hopp is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the ERC
project T-MIGRANTS. He studied Theatre Studies and Economics in his
Bachelor's degree and did his Master's in Theatre Studies with a
scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes at LMU Munich.
Meanwhile, he worked as a student assistant for faculty members, as well
as in the ERC projects Developing Theatre and T-MIGRANTS and as an
editorial assistant for the peer-reviewed Journal of Global Theatre
History. His research interests lie primarily in the field of theatre as
a (global) institution, in the connection between theatre (studies) and
the digital world, and in theatre as game.
Hanieh Arjomand-Fard studied Informatics Games Engineering at the
Technical University of Munich. Within the T-MIGRANTS project she is
responsible for the database and supervises the website of the project.
Christina Lagao supports the ERC project T MIGRANTS as ERC Administrator of the Department der Kunstwissenschaften, LMU.