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P.M.G. (Pieter) Verstraete, Dr

Ass. Prof. in Arts, Culture and Media


Dr. Pieter Verstraete holds a PhD degree in the Humanities from the Department of Theater Studies and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis of the University of Amsterdam. His expertises are in Theatre and Performance Studies, Sound and Audio Culture Studies, American/English Culture and Literature, Communication Studies and Film Criticism. 

His main research interests lie in contemporary (music) theatre, socio-political, activist forms of performance, exile and post-migration. He also works as a freelance theatre critic. Between 2012 and 2014, he received three consecutive fellowships in Turkey to conduct his postdoc research,  “Post-Migration in Performance”, mainly focusing on the Turkish and Kurdish diaspora in Europe. He is currently preparing a new research project, under the heading, "European Networks for Performing Artists in Exile and Activism". 

In his current research, he looks at the work of Turkish and Kurdish artists who collaborate with European ensembles or who work against censorship practices in Turkey to address socio-cultural issues like exilic life, political resistance, identity and commoration through theatre performances. He also has widely published on intermedial aesthetic strategies of sound, voice and aurality in theatre and interactive installation art.
Last modified:24 April 2024 11.05 a.m.

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Oude Boteringestraat 34
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands

Pieter Verstraete is working as an Assistant Professor in Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Groningen.

Job title:
Assistant Professor