Marie-Andrée Robitaille is an artist based in Sweden, currently doctoral candidate in performative and mediated practices at Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH). She has worked as a circus artist with Cirkus Cirkör among others and as a talent scout for Cirque du Soleil. From 2009 to 2018, she was an assistant professor and head of the Bachelor's program in Circus at SKH. In her previous artistic research projects, she investigated the representation of women in circus (Gynoïdes Project), sonic interactions (Sound of Circus), and sense-perception (Hidden Circus). In her doctoral project, "Circus as Practices of Hope", she focuses on alternative modes of composition as a method to support the emergence of posthuman practices in circus arts.
Emma Stenström is Associate Professor and Director of the Research Center for Arts, Business & Culture at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Her research concerns aesthetic, creative and innovative aspects of sustainable business, the intersection between arts and business, and the humanistic side of management. She has published hundreds of research-based articles, chapters, and columns. Beside her academic career, Emma has been a regular columnist in Dagens Industri since 2000.
Malena Britz holds a PhD from Stockholm University (2004) and is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Swedish Defence University, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Research. Since 2018 she has worked with developing systems for systematic quality development of both education and research at the Swedish Defence University. Her role as head of research includes among other tasks communication with the Swedish Armed Forces on commissioned research. Her areas of research include different aspects of European security policy, Europeanisation, and Nordic co-operation. She has studied different areas of security policy from defence industry policy, development of EU security and defence, European states' participation in international operations, as well as international aspects of civil protection. Her latest larger research project studied decision-making in six European countries with regard to participation in international military operations, answering the question why do European countries participate in international military operations? The project resulted in the book European Participation in International Operations: The Role of Strategic Culture (Palgrave Macmillan).
Tinna Joné, Assistant professor in documentary storytelling and responsible MA programs in Film and Media at SKH. Research about reality in the digital media landscape, exploring how new technology can support development towards more equal representation in the contemporary documentary narrative. 30 years professional experience in film and media. Directed documentary films for cinema in Sweden and abroad. Made investigative journalism, produced feminist radio and do art, performance and soundwalks in the public space.