Pieter Verstraete is a theater scholar. From 2010 until January 2012, he was a full-time lecturer at the Drama Department in Exeter. Before 2010, he taught at the Theatre Department of the University of Amsterdam as well as the Cultural Studies Department of the Radboud University of Nijmegen.
His main research interest is contemporary theatre. He also works as a freelance critic with a specific focus on Turkish post-migrant theatre. Verstraete’s research project for his Mercator-IPC Fellowship is titled “Turkish Post-Migrant Theatre in Transit: Transnational Pathways of Socio-Artistic Collaboration between Germany and Turkey.” He looked at the work of Turkish artists who collaborate with both German and Turkish ensembles to address socio-cultural issues of post-migrant communities through theatre performances.
Pieter Verstraete holds a PhD degree from the Department of Theater Studies of the University of Amsterdam.