Eleni Papalexiou is a lecturer at the Department of Theatre Studies, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese (Nafplion), where she teaches contemporary theatre, theatre theory and performance analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in contemporary approaches of Greek tragedy from the Université Sorbonne Paris IV.
She is the author of a monograph entitled When the words turn into matter on the theatre of Romeo Castellucci and the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Athens: Plethron, 2009) and she has published several articles on relevant topics, such as: « Nyx Teleia. Nella notte profonda del mondo greco antico », in Toccare il reale. L’arte di Romeo Castellucci, Napoli: Cronopio, 2015; « The Dramaturgies of the Gaze: Strategies of Vision and Optical Revelations in the Theatre of Romeo Castellucci and the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio », in Theatre as Voyeurism. The Pleasures of Watching, London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015, and « Le corps comme matière dramatique dans le théâtre de Romeo Castellucci », Utopie et pensée critique dans le processus de création, Besançon : Les Solitaires Intempestifs, 2012.
She was the main researcher of the research project “Archivio” (2012-2013) and is currently a member of the main research team of the European project “Arch: Archival Research and Cultural Heritage-Aristeia II” (2014-today), both concerning the theatre archive of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.
As a Fulbright visiting scholar she conducted research at Stanford University (Department of Classics & Department of Theater and Performance Studies, 2014-2015).