Library Research Fellow, 2018-2019
Athena Stournas holds a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design from Rose Bruford College (UK) and a Maîtrise and an MA in Theatre Studies from the Université de la Sorbonne-nouvelle Paris III, where she also completed her PhD, summa cum laude. She is the author of the monograph La Cuisine à la scène: boire et manger au théâtre du XXe siècle [Cuisine onstage: Food and drink in 20th-century theatre],Rennes/Tours: PU de Rennes/ PU François-Rabelais, coll. Tables des hommes, 2011. She has taught Scenography, Theatre History and Acting and Directing Principles at various universities in Cyprus and in Greece . As artistic director of the multinational Okypus Theatre Company, she has directed and designed all of the company’s productions, which have been presented in theatrical and non-theatrical spaces (museums, archaeological sites, and public spaces) in Greece, the Czech Republic, Wales and Argentina. In June 2016 Athena participated in the Mellon School of Theatre and Performance at Harvard University. Her current research focuses on the performativity of the Banquet in history.