Macklin Kowal is a curator and academic based in Athens, Greece. A Ph.D. candidate in Political Theory at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, his dissertation analyzes contemporary far-right nationalisms of the Euro-Atlantic through the frames of discourse theory and theories of performativity. He is additionally Founding Director of Sub Rosa Space, an independent platform for performance art located in central Athens. His academic and curatorial work convene around questions of testimony and cultures of public opinion, with particular focus on queer and anti-colonial perspectives. Kowal has presented his research throughout Europe and North America, in both conventional and performative lecture form. Previously a dance artist, he held the danceWEB scholarship at ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival (Vienna) and was choreographer-in-residence at the Meridian Gallery (San Francisco).