dr. Polona Tratnik PhD in Philosophy, full Professor, authors eight monographs, including Art as Capital: The Intersection of Science, Technology and the Arts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2021), Conquest of Body: Biopower with Biotechnology (Springer, 2017) and Hacer-vivir más allá del cuerpo y del medio (Herder, 2013). Tratnik is the Dean of the Faculty for Slovenian and International Studies of New University in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and senior researcher at the Institute IRRIS for Research, Development and Strategies of Society, Culture and Environment. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at University of California Santa Cruz and guest professor at same university, as well as at Capital Normal University in Bejing, at Helsinki TAIK and at National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is the principal investigator of research project Social Functions of Fairy-Tales and was principal investigator of research program Research of Cultural Formation, supported by the Slovenian Research Agency. She was Dean of Alma Mater Europaea – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis and Head of the Department for Cultural Studies of the Faculty for Humanities of the University of Primorska. She is the president of Slovenian Society of Aesthetics and vice-secretary general of the International Association of Aesthetics. She is a pioneer BioArtist and academic painter.