Magda Romanska’s areas of expertise include theatre and performance, new media dramaturgy, transmedia, and posthumanism.
Her current research project, The Bionic Body: Technology, Disability and Humanism, investigates our perceptions of what is and isn’t a ‘human’ body—and challenges even the very need for such a category (within both secular and sacred discourses). Drawing on interdisciplinary research, the project grapples with fundamental questions of what it means to be (and to perceive oneself as) human (or unhuman): ontologically, aesthetically, philosophically, and dramaturgically.
Her research in transmedia investigates the dramaturgical context of multiplatform narratives.
Romanska’s research has been recognized with two international awards: from the American Society for Theatre Research and from the Polish Studies Association.