Eleni Papalexiou is assistant professor at the Department of Theatre Studies, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese (Nafplion), specialized in Theatre Genetics, Performance Analysis and Digital Humanities and Arts. She holds a Ph.D. from Université Sorbonne-Paris IV. As a Fulbright visiting scholar she conducted research at Stanford University (Department of Classics & Department of Theater and Performance Studies, 2014-2015).
She has worked intensively on cultural documentation and the digital visualization of the performing arts. She is Principal Investigator of the research project Genesis. Genetic Research and Digital Visualization in the Performing Arts, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2020-2023). She is also Principal Investigator (on behalf of the University of the Peloponnese) of the European Projects CREARCH: Creative European Archives as Innovative Cultural Hubs and ARGOS: Actes de Création et Dynamiques de Collaborations Croisées – Arts de la Scène (Creative Europe Cooperation Projects 2018-2021). She was the main researcher of the research project ARCH: Archival Research and Cultural Heritage-Aristeia II, concerning the archive of the theatre director Romeo Castellucci and his group Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. From 2016 she is academic consultant and curator of the above mentioned archive. Thanks to the work of the ARCH team, the archive was declared of major historical interest and importance by the Italian Ministry of Culture (2015).