Mahlu Mertens is an FWO junior postdoctoral fellow. Her project “Acting Like a Child? How Do Professional Theatre Makers Embody Children on Stage?” analyses how adult theatre makers give shape to child characters in contemporary British, Flemish, and Dutch theatre for young audiences. She obtained her PhD in Literary Studies at Ghent University, where she explored how the embodied nature of theatre can offer opportunities to think through the pressures and challenges of the Anthropocene. Mahlu is also a published poet and a theatre director and co-founder of the company Grensgeval.


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  • postdoc researcher FWO