A scholar and artist, Dr. Ioana B. Jucan works across the fields of theatre and performance studies, media studies, and philosophy. Her current research follows several intersecting threads: mechanisms of knowledge and value production in the age of "Big Data" and "post-truth"; global capitalism's (dis)simulation machines; and more just and sustainable alternatives to toxic capitalist models and mindsets as well as aesthetic practices that can help us imagine and enact such alternatives. She is a member of the Beyond Verification international project based out of the Digital Democracies Institute at Simon Fraser University. Her scholarly writing has appeared in journals (Performance Philosophy; TDR: The Drama Review; Theatre Journal; parallax; Revista Caracteres; and others) and edited volumes (Remain; Hello, I'm ELIZA; Adorno and Performance; This and That—Essays in Live Art and Performance Studies). Jucan’s artistic work spans theatre directing, playwriting, and multimedia performance, and has been performed internationally. Several of her plays are collected in her book, Cosmology of Worlds Apart (NY: O Balthazar Press, 2017).
- Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
- Since 2019
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Brown University