Ann Cvetkovich (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Ann Cvetkovich is Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression: A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012). She is writing a book about the current state of LGBTQ archives and the creative use of them by artists to produce counter-archives and interventions in public history. Visit her website at: www.anncvetkovich.com
Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths University, London, UK)
Lisa Blackman is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works at the intersection of body studies and media and cultural theory and is particularly interested in subjectivity, affect, the body and embodiment. She has published four books in this area. The most recent is Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation (Sage, 2012). Her work in the area of embodiment and voice hearing has been recognized and commended for its innovative approach to mental health research and it has been acclaimed by the Hearing Voices Network, Intervoice, and has been taken up in professional psychiatric contexts. She has just completed a manuscript Haunted Data: Transmedia, Affect, Weird Science and Archives of the Future. She is the Editor of the journal Body & Society (Sage) and Co-Editor with Valerie Walkerdine of the journal Subjectivity (Palgrave). She is currently the co-Head of the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Boryana Rossa (Syracuse University, New York, USA)
Boryana Rossa lives and works in Sofia and New York in the cross-section of performance art, film, photography, media arts and curating. She is assistant professor at the Transmedia department in Syracuse University, teaching transmedia, film theory, and performance art. Recently Rossa finished her dissertation titled Post-Cold War Gender Performances. Cross-cultural Examination of Gender Performances viewed through Film Re-enactments. at Rensselaer Institute, Troy, New York. Her works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Vienna; Brooklyn Museum, New York; National Art Gallery Zacheta, Warsaw; 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennial; 1st Balkan Biennial, Thessaloniki; Coreana Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, etc. In 2004 together with Oleg Mavromatti she established the art-collective ULTRAFUTURO. The group works in the field of performance, investigating the influence of science and technology in society. She is also one of the directors of Sofia Queer Forum.
Katerina Kolozova (Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje, Macedonia)
Katerina Kolozova, PhD, is the director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities - Skopje, Macedonia and a professor of gender studies at the University American College - Skopje. She is also visiting professor at several universities in the region of Southeast Europe. In 2009, Kolozova was a visiting scholar in the Department of Rhetoric (Program of Critical Theory) at the University of California-Berkeley. She is the author of Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2014), Toward a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle (Punctum Books, 2015) and co-editor of After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy and Feminism (Punctum Books, 2016).