Eleni Papalexiou is assistant professor at the Department of Theatre Studies, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese, specialized in “Theatre Genetics and Performance Analysis”. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sorbonne-Paris IV (Centre de Recherche sur l’Histoire du Théâtre).
She is the author of two monographs and has published numerous articles in international journals and volumes. She has given lectures as an invited speaker in European and American Universities and has participated with original papers in international conferences. She is a member of the Advisory Board and reviewer of the European Journal of Theatre and Performance.
She has worked intensively on cultural documentation and the digital visualization of the performing arts. She is an active member of ICARUS (International Centre for Archival Research) and an associated author of the European Research Project “Co:op. Community as opportunity: the creative archives’ and users’ network”. She is the principal investigator of the University of the Peloponnese for the European Research Projects “CREARCH: Creative European Archives as Innovative Cultural Hubs” and “ARGOS: Actes de Création et Dynamiques de Collaborations Croisées – Arts de la Scène” (Creative Europe Cooperation Projects 2018-2021). She participated as a scientific collaborator in the Research Project “Chrysalis” (“Thales”, University of Athens, 2012-2015), as a main researcher in the Large Scale Research Project “Archivio” (University of Crete, 2012-2013) and a member of the main research team of the European Research Project “ARCH-Aristeia ΙΙ: Archival Research & Cultural Heritage” (University of Athens and collaborating institutions, 2014-2015).
Since 2016, she has been an academic consultant and curator of the archive of Romeo Castellucci and the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (now Societas). Thanks to the work of her team, the archive was declared of major historical interest and importance by the Italian Ministry of Culture (2015).
As a grantee visiting scholar of the Fulbright Foundation she conducted research at Stanford University (Department of Classics & Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, 2014-2015). She currently collaborates with Stanford and professor Rush Rehm as a coordinator of educational programs on Ancient Greek Theatre, such as “Stanford Classics Spring Break in Greece” (Nafplio, 24-31.03.2018).