Dr. Laura Gröndahl works as a University Lecturer of Artistic Research at the Performing Arts Research Centre in the Theatre Academy of the University of Arts, Helsinki. She also holds the title of docent in Theatre Research at Helsinki University. Having the background as a practicing scenographer, she has worked in different positions at many Finnish universities, including professorship in Stage Design at Aalto-university 2006–2013. Her areas of expertise besides scenography are practices of theatre making, theory and history of performance space, and documentary theatre. She has published widely, mostly in academic contexts. She has worked in the editorial team of many books and as the editor-in-chief of Nordic Theatre Studies 2015–2017.