Kristina Hagström-Ståhl is Professor of performative arts at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. She works at the intersection of critical theory and performance practice (mainly directing), with research interests in feminist and decolonial theory as well as interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, and is currenlty developing a project addressing questions of visuality, dramaturgy, and translation.
Another strand of research centers on gender and the staging of canonical texts. Recent publications include “’almost invisible until now’: Antigone, Ismene, and the Dramaturgy of Tragedy” in Nordic Theatre Studies’ special issue on Theatre and Continental Philosophy (2019), “Picturing Miss Julie: Gender, Visuality, and Performance Practice” in August Strindberg and Visual Culture (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), and “Feminine Destruction and Masculine Protagonism: Notes on Gender, Iterability, and the Canon” in PARSE Journal #3 (2016), in addition to Patterns and Possibilities: Gender and Performance in 18th Century Opera, a piece of performed research in collaboration with doctoral candidate and opera singer Tove Dahlberg (Academy of Music and Drama/Royal College of Opera, 2018-19).
Kristina has a Ph.D. in performance studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and has held research and teaching positions at UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Lund University, and Stockholm University of the Arts. She is a member of the artistic advisory board at Gothenburg City Theatre and has previously served on the board of the Nordic Theatre Scholar’s Association (2010-14) and on the Swedish Research Council’s Committee for artistic research (2010-16). Recent directorial work includes Här skulle vi leva, tillsammans by Kristian Hallberg at Folkteatern Göteborg (2017) and Ajdö Muffin, by Ulf Nilsson at Scenkonst Sörmland (2017). She is currently preparing a production of Sophocles’ Antigone.
In 2018-19 Kristina is heading the Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research arc within PARSE.