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 different yet intersecting threads: global capitalism's mechanisms of simulation and dissimulation; knowledge and value production in the age of "Big Data" and "post-truth"; feminist and decolonial epistemologies and aesthetics; algorithmic theatre and multimedia performance; and alternatives to toxic neoliberal capitalist models and mindsets. She is a member of the Beyond Verification international project of the Digital Democracies Institute at Simon Fraser University. Her scholarly writing has appeared in journals (Performance Philosophy; TDR: The Drama Review; 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).
Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary StudiesSince 2019
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Brown University