Our advisory team is comprised of professors, department chairs, administrators, journal editors, film studies directors, librarians, translators, and alumni of leading universities. Some of the 40 participating universities include Oxford, Harvard, Sorbonne, Columbia, MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, McGill, University of Toronto, University of Milan, Trinity College Dublin, NYU, University of Iowa, University of Edinburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, University of Warsaw, Łódź Film School, University of Leuven, University of Salamanca, University of Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv University, among others.



Founder of The Creative Process, Artist & Interviewer: Mia Funk

Curators of the Sorbonne Exhibition of The Creative Process:
Monique Lier, Direction de la Logistique, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne
Nadia Jacoby, Vice-présidente chargée du numérique et de la communication, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne

Assistant Curator: Marie Kosmaci

Translations Organizer of the Sorbonne Exhibition of The Creative Process: Olivia Reulier

Co-Curator of Editorial of the Sorbonne Exhibition of The Creative Process: Lethokuhle Msimang 

Cultural Liaisons Officer for the Sorbonne Exhibition of The Creative Process: Nicolas Varaine

Arts PR for the Sorbonne Exhibition of The Creative Process: Laurent Atlan

Arts PR, Fine Art Consultant and Ways of Seeing Advisor (Europe & Asia): Michael Bouhanna (Sotheby's/Artelia Éditions)

Translations: Vasilena Koleva, Lou Churin, Eerika Pynnönen, Ariane Ravier, Laurent Atlan, Lilas Cuby & Mia Funk

Editorial Assistants (France): Lethokuhle Msimang, Amelia Goodman



Committees are presently being formed in a number of participating universities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.*
For more information on the universities involved and to find out how your university, magazine or library can participate in the exhibition, please contact us.

Founder of The Creative Process, Artist & Interviewer: Mia Funk

Technology and Media Advisor: Justin Hayes (Director Technology, Media and Telecommunications Consulting, Deloitte Ireland)

European Literature Advisor and Supporting Events Coordinator (Italy): Prof. Alessandro Cassol (Chairman of the Degree Course in Languages & Professor of Spanish Literature at University of Milan, and organiser of supporting events for the international festival BookCity)

Poetry and Strategic Advisor: Heather Hartley (Current: Paris Editor, Tin House. Previous: Professor Creative Writing & Poetry, American University of Paris; Curator of Weekly Reading Series, Shakespeare & Company where she also helped organise their 2008/10 International Literary Festival FestivalandCo.) Cultural Ambassador for The Creative Process in Italy.

Curriculum Integration and Supporting Events Advisor (Scotland): Dr. Jane McKie (Current: University of Edinburgh, English Literature Lecturer, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. Previous: Tutor and Facilitator, Making it Home, Maryhill Integration Network, Glasgow.)

Cultural Ambassador for The Creative Process in Europe, Humanities Advisor: María Elena del Valle (Current: Universidad Metropolitana, full time research professor, Department of Education Sciences and Humanities.)

Interviews Curator and Supporting Events Coordinator (San Francisco): Scott Peterson (Head of Graduate Services Library & Morrison Library, UC Berkeley)

Development & Strategy for Exhibitions, STEM and Supporting Events Advisor: Michael McCartney

Communications, Development Strategy and Operational Streamlining Advisor: Liz del Carmen Martinez (Current: Digital Strategy Director Brian Forde for Congress. Previous: HuffPost News & Originals Video Producer; Assistant Producer at Al Jazeera English.)

Supporting Events Advisor, Grants & External Messaging (Hispanophone Countries): Ariana López di Rocco (Learning Technologies Professor, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela)

Budget and Forecasting Advisor: Ron Meyers (Current: Controller/Grant Administrator at Flight Safety Foundation. Previous: Charter School Finance Specialist, EdOps; Senior Accountant, Raffa, PC.)

Philanthropic Development and Donor Relations (United States): Lydia Broer (Previous: Director, Grants & Research, Alzheimer's Association, NYC; Director of Development, Hancock Shaker Village; Development Manager, South Street Seaport Museum, NYC )

Pure Imagination Program - Young Writers Mentor: Vincent Walsh (Current: English teacher, New Britain High School, CT. Previous: English Professor at Lehigh University and DeSales University.)

Communications, Messaging & Digital Strategy: Peter Hong (Current: Independent Communications Consultant. Previous: Executive Communications Specialist, U.S. General Services Administration; Minnesota Bankers AssociationU.S. Department of Labor)

Strategy Consultant & Supporting Events Advisor (Russia): Elena Ovsyannikova

Digital Humanities and Comparative Cultural Studies Assignment Editor & Cultural Ambassador for The Creative Process in Spain: Juliana Nalerio

Philanthropic Relations (Mexico) and Forecasting: Mario Alberto Ruiz Barrios (Current: Regional Finance & Adm Manager LATAM, Acciona Energy, NYC. Previous: Finance Manager, Saatchi & Saatchi, MexicoAccounting & Finance Coordinator, Grupo AeroMexico )

Cultural Ambassador for The Creative Process in Poland and Norway; Film Collaborations Advisor: Piotr Ryczko

Film Collaborations (Poland) and curriculum integration of special 4th year courses combining film and literature: Piotr Mikucki (Dean of Direction Dept., Lodz Film School), Marcin Malatyñski (Deputy Director and Head of International Relations, Lodz Film School), and Bronka Nowicka (multidisciplinary artist and director of special 4th year courses).

Cross-Genre Initiatives and Supporting Events Advisor (Singapore): Eva Wong Nava (CarpeArte Journal)

Global Literary Initiatives and Germanophone Literature Advisor: Rachel Hildebrandt (Publisher, German Translator, and Founder of Global Literature in Libraries Initiative)

Philanthropic Relations and Supporting Events (San Francisco): Brian Dice (Current: Co-Founder and CEO, Office Network Third Workplace)

Financial Analysis & Philanthropic Relations: Martin Elliott (Current: VP Financial Planning & Analysis at MGA Entertainment. Previous: Senior Director, Strategy at Mattel; Director, Business Planning at The Walt Disney Company.)

Social Media Curator/Projection Elements Coordinator: Robert Kaplan

Pure Imagination Program - Young Writers Mentor: Anton Bonnici (Current: Literature & Theater Teacher, École Internationale Bilingue – The Victor Hugo School, Paris. Previous: Center Director at ITTI, Paris.)

The Art of Teaching and Poetry Advisor: Gerald Fleming

Social Media Strategy and Development: Giacomo Mollo (SB Digital Agency

Transcriptions, Editorial & Social Media Organizer for The Creative Process (France): Maeve Dare (Audience Development, FITZ & CO)

Podcast Development: Christian Ianniello (Copywriter, She Did It Her Way. Previous: Contributor, The DePaulia) Catherine Jackson (Writing Consultant, University Writing Center, Texas A&M University)

Translations & University Liaisons (Mandarin): Manon Ya-Ching Wu (Previous: translator-interpreter Concours de Lépine; translator Centre d'Action Sociale de la Ville de Paris)

Translations (Mandarin) & Supporting Events Advisor (Singapore): Christopher Soh (Previous: Assistant Executive, Finance AdministrationFar East OrganizationAdministrative Legal Assistant, Ascendas; Senior Engineer Urban Concept CarNP Distanza.)

Supporting Events Organizer (Holland) & Translations Advisor: Patrick Healy (Senior Researcher, TU Delft)

Philanthropic Research and Supporting Events (China): Xinshu Wang

Communications Liaisons for Traveling Exhibition & A/V Coordinator: Zipporah Alcaraz (Current: American University of Paris Communications Department. Previous: Film Producer San Jose Japanese American Museum.)

Communications Liaisons (Europe): Xénia Dutoit


Executive Editor: Mia Funk

Interviews Editors:
Dahlia Baeshen (Previous: Cultural Researcher/Project Coordinator UNESCO; Lecturer Effat University)
Lethokuhle Msimang (Interviews Editor & Cultural Ambassador for Events in China and South Africa)
Kimberly Leong  (Previous: Account Manager / Olympic Games corporate campaign coordinator GMR Marketing / Omnicom Group; Events Coordinator Media Development Authority of Singapore - MIPTV Singapore Pavillion, Cannes.)

Other Voices Editor: Melissa Halabe (Current: Editor of Paris/Atlantic. Previous:  ZYZZYVA, San Francisco.)

Young Writers: Vincent Walsh & Anton Bonnici

Flash Fiction Curator: Meg Pokrass (Current: Festival Curator for Bath Flash Fiction Festival)

Ways of Seeing (Communications Liaisons & Curation): Manuela Paz (Previous: Musée du Louvre.)

Cultural Ambassador and Coordinator for East Asia Events: Shu Yu Lin (Current: Conference Coordinator Bureau de Représentation de Taipei en France)

Ways of Seeing (Curation & Exhibition Design) & Film School Liaisons: David Pagliarulo (Previous: FringeArts, Philadelphia.)

Projection Elements Designer: Alfredo Renteria (Previous: Art Director Paris/Atlantic; Researcher The Letters of Samuel Beckett; Content Editor Altera Group.)

Other Voices (Caregiving & the Helping Professions section): Paige Parsons

Other Voices (Living Under Autocracy section): Şeyma Koç

Short Film Collaborations (Refugee Stories): Mia Funk, Danika Jurisic, Olivia Baes, Tuyara Zakharova


* Logistics and dates for the physical exhibition are currently being organised with universities. We will be capping the number of institutions participating in the physical exhibition of The Creative Process at 40 leading universities around the world.

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Transcriptions are edited with assistance of volunteers from participating universities and
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