Athena Stourna

French Literature | Playwriting | Stage Directing | Theater and Performance Studies | Scenography | Digital Arts | Food Culture

PhD, Assistant Professor of Space, Scenography and Performance: History, Artistic Practice and Social Applications, the University of the Peloponnese, Greece

Athena Stourna is a scenographer, performance maker and researcher. She 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 a PhD summa cum laude. 

Her monograph La Cuisine à la scène: boire et manger au théâtre du XXe siècle (Cuisine onstage: Food and drink in 20th-century theatre) was published by the Presses universitaires de Rennes/Presses universitaires François-Rabelais in 2011. Athena has been a Visiting Fellow at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid and at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University. She is a grantee of the Friends of the Princeton University Library (2019) and a participant in the Mellon School of Theatre and Performance Research at Harvard University (2016 & 2022).