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Luisa Bieri

Contact Information

Office: 306 South Hall

Phone: 937-319-0149


Assistant Professor of Cooperative Education

Luisa Bieri joined Antioch’s Cooperative Education faculty in the fall of 2015 bringing expertise in experiential and international education with a focus on community engagement and the arts. As Assistant Director of Antioch Education Abroad, Luisa worked closely with AEA’s unique study abroad programs, as well as designed and implemented a new program in Argentina with an integral service-learning component. As an Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow, Luisa developed an award-winning community arts program at the non-profit Creative Alliance, working with new and older generations of immigrants, refugees and longtime residents of southeast Baltimore to create a shared sense of belonging. Through coalition building, community action research and place-based pedagogy, these community arts programs continue to thrive today.

Luisa received her MA in Comparative Women's and Gender Studies from Utrecht University in the Netherlands with a focus on performance and transnational feminist theory, and BA from Smith College in Theater and Latin American Literature. She also trained at The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory in New York City with Agosto and Julian Boal, among others. While living in Argentina, Luisa volunteered as an activist with H.I.J.O.S., a human rights group of children of the “disappeared” during the military dictatorship of the 1970s. Luisa has published in Community Arts Network online journal, The Making of European Women's Studies, Volume VII and presented at numerous NAFSA: Association of International Educators' conferences. Her own work as a director, playwright and performer explores the intersections of human rights, cultural identities, feminist thought, migration, ritual, and place-making. 



  • M.A., Comparative Women’s Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • B.A., Latin American Literature, Theater, Smith College