Associate Professor in Interculturality
Vera Mihailovich-Dickman is an Associate Professor teaching English and Interculturality at Telecom Paris, a science and engineering graduate school, member of l’Institut Mines-Telecom and l’Institut Polytechnique de Paris. She is currently in charge of Internationalisation and Interculturality at the Université Paris-Saclay and is a member of the research lab SLAM - Synergies Languages Arts Music. She was awarded a doctorate for her thesis on the work of the dual artist Henri Michaux whose work she discovered by chance during her final year undergraduate, then graduate studies in France. She taught French in South Africa where she had performed with William Kentridge in « Ubu Rex » during her student years. In 1981, like Kentridge who came to study theatre, she returned to France to meet Henri Michaux in Paris, where he died in 1984. In 1999 she organised a centenary retrospective of his art works at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. She is passionate about contemporary art, experimental theatre , writing and interculturality.