Jumana Al-Yasiri is Paris-based performing arts expert, researcher and translator. She contributed to designing and implementing many artistic programs for the benefit of various Arab and international bodies (Damascus - Arab Capital of Culture 2008, Young Arab Theatre Fund, Sundance Institute Theater Program, Cairo’s Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, Hammana Artist House, Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre and others). As a researcher and writer, Al-Yasiri focuses on issues related to reshaping identities in exile and the geopolitics of imagination. She has also translated many Syrian and other Arabic-language plays into French. She holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Paris VIII.