Jumana Al-Yasiri is a Paris-based curator, researcher and writer. In 2015, Jumana was appointed as the Middle East and North Africa Manager at the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, co-leading the development and the implementation of the program’s outreach in the region and beyond. Jumana holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Damascus Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University Paris VIII. In 2012, she met Arab-American poet and visual artist Etel Adnan, and since then she’s been in conversation with her and researching her work. Currently, she is working on a research paper on Syria as a topic in contemporary artistic creation, commissioned by Ettijahat – Independent Culture. Jumana is also part of the inaugural Fellows cohort at The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University.