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Teresa Kovacs is assistant professor of Germanic Studies. Her research focuses on contemporary theater and performance with a specific interest in the politics of aesthetics and theater theory. She engage with the sociopolitical dimension of theater and performance in times of neoliberalism and globalization and is specifically interested in how theater starts a dialogue with the public urban space and how it resonates in a multicultural society.
Richard Jermain is a PhD student in the Media School. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Communication from the University of Tampa and a M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. His current research is based on the apocalyptic aesthetic of post-Punk and Industrial performance from the late 1970s. He focuses on groups like Survival Research Labs, who used semi-autonomous machines in live performances to explore ideas about the role of technology, media embodiment, and war in industrialized countries.