Livija Kroflin, born 1957, has an MA and a PhD in puppetry. She worked for twenty years as the artistic director and organizer of the Pupteatra Internacia Festivalo – PIF (International Puppet Theatre Festival) held annually in Zagreb. Since 2007, she is employed at the Department of Theatre at the Academy of Arts, University of Osijek, where she is now head of the Department and a lecturer. She has written and edited books and articles on puppetry and is the General Secretary of UNIMA Croatia and a councillor. She was a member of the UNIMA International Executive Committee (2000-2012), a correspondent of the UNIMA Research Commission and, since 2014, a member of the WEPA editorial committee. In 2016, she was elected President of UNIMA International’s Education, Development & Therapy Commission.