Maria Boletsi is Endowed Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam (Marilena Laskaridis Chair) and assistant professor in Film and Comparative Literature at Leiden University. She is currently research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS, 2022) working on the contemporary valence of the concept weird, with a focus on the ‘weird aesthetics’ of recent forms of protest and artivism as a challenge to post-truth politics.