Paula Kramer is a dance researcher and movement artist living and working between Berlin and Helsinki. She has a background in Political Sciences (M.A. 2005) and holds a practice-as-research PhD in Dance from Coventry University (2015). Her work focuses on site-specific movement practices and she is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR), the University of the Arts in Helsinki. She explores outdoor dance and movement practices in the light of new materialist thought, collaborating with materials of many different orders as active agents in the creation of movement, performance, daily life practices and sense making. She is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, a founding member of AREAL (Artistic Research Lab Berlin) and part of the research team of ADiE – Artistic Doctorates in Europe.