Maaike Bleeker is a professor in the Department of Media & Culture Studies at Utrecht University. She graduated in Art History, Philosophy and Theatre Studies and obtained her PhD from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). Her work engages with questions of perception, cognition and agency from a broad interdisciplinary perspective, with a special interest in embodiment, movement, and technology, and the performativity of meaning making and knowledge transmission. Recent publications include the co-edited volume Performance and Phenomenology: Traditions and Transformations (Routledge, 2015) and the edited volume Transmission in Motion: The Technologizing of Dance (Routledge, 2016). She was the organizer of the 2011 world conference of Performance Studies international (PSi), titled Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience (Utrecht, May 25-29, 2011) and served as President of Performance Studies international (2011-2016).