Hypatia Vourloumis holds a Ph.D in performance studies from New York University. Her dissertation on the performance of postcolonial paralanguage in Indonesia received the NYU Deena Burton award for outstanding research. She is currently completing a monograph entitled ‘Murmur Nation: Decoloniality, Paralanguage, Performance’ based on this thesis. For the last few years she has been living in Athens, Greece, critically engaging with the social and cultural movements proliferating there. She teaches at the International Centre for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies and is currently a research fellow at the Research Centre for the Humanities in Athens working on a second monograph on contemporary art, culture and activism in Greece titled ‘Performancescapes: Fugitive Athens and the Arts of the Possible.’ Her teaching and research interests focus broadly on performance studies, modern Greek and SE Asian studies, critical de-colonial, queer, race and feminist theory, cultural studies, and philosophies of language. Hypatia was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Interweaving Performance Cultures research centre at Freie University, Berlin (2012-14). Recent publications include essays in Theatre Journal and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and she is the editor (with Gigi Argyropoulou) of a special issue ‘On Institutions’ for Performance Research Journal.