Lucia Popa is a PhD researcher at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Centre des Recherches sur l’Art et le Langage) in Paris and teaches at Science Po Lille. She earned a PhD degree in Sociology of Art in 2013 from the University of Bucharest. She benefited from several scholarships and residencies granted in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and Hungary. She translated books in the humanities and social sciences for several publishing houses and since 2006 she regularly contributes articles to newspapers and art magazines. Her main interests are politicized aesthetics, artistic activism and phenomenology of contemporary art.