Frédérique Aït-Touati

Portrait of Frédérique Aït-Touati

Frédérique Aït-Touati is a historian of literature and modern science and a theater director. She works on the uses of fiction and narrative in astronomy in the seventeenth century, as well as the history of images and scientific instruments; more recently, her research has focused on the narratives and aesthetics of the Anthropocene, particularly in theater and cartography. Her books include »Fictions of the Cosmos« (2011), »Histoires et savoirs« (2012), »Le Monde en images« (2015), »Terra Forma« (2019). Lecturer at the University of Oxford from 2007 to 2014, she is now a CNRS research fellow and the scientific director of the Master in Political Arts / SPEAP at Sciences Po, founded by Bruno Latour. With Latour and her theater company Zone Critique she has created plays and performances, including »Gaia Global Circus«, »The Theatre of Negotiations«, »INSIDE«, and »Moving Earths«, which have been on tour around the world.