Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Erika Fischer-Lichte
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Erika Fischer-Lichte read theatre studies, Slavic studies, German, philosophy, psychology, and education at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the University of Hamburg. She is currently a Senior Professor of the Freie Universität Berlin, where in addition to her work as Director of the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” and Spokeswoman of the International Research Training Group “InterArt Studies”, she is a member of the Freie Universität’s Exzellenzrat and of the Board of the Dahlem Humanities Center. Prof. Fischer-Lichte is also a member of the Board of the Einstein Stiftung Berlin and of the International Expert Commission of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts for the Elite Network of Bavaria. She chairs the Board of Trustees of the German National Academic Foundation and is Panel Chair of SH5, “Cultures and Cultural Production”, of the European Research Council.