Dr. Laura Karreman is a lecturer in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. She conducted her doctoral research (2012-2017) at the Department of Art, Music and Theatre Studies at Ghent University, Belgium, where she is a member of the research centre Studies of Performing Arts & Media (S:PAM). Her PhD dissertation is titled “The Motion Capture Imaginary: Digital renderings of dance knowledge”. This thesis is the result of a 4-year research project (2012-2016) funded by Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). This dissertation project examines what implications motion capture technologies have for our understanding of dance and the dancing body
Previously she held various positions: as a dramaturg at Theater Frascati; as an advisor for the Theatre and Dance Advisory Board board for the Amsterdam Art Fund; as a lecturer at the honours programme Theory and Research in the Arts at ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem; and as a research and teaching assistant at Utrecht University. Laura holds a B.A. degree in Theatre, Film and Television studies from Utrecht University (2004) and earned her Research M.A. degree in Art Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2007).