Theater, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Approaches to Literature
…PhD, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford UniversityBA, English, Yale University…
theater history; copyright and the performing arts; digital humanities
English Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; theater and performance; history of ideas; law
…Saint-Saëns. (New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2000), 13-52.
“Dating The Woman from Ancona: Venice and Ruzante’s Theater after Cambrai.” Sixteenth Century Journal 31 (2000): 963-85.
“The Shepherd Meets the Cowherd: Ruzante’s Pastora…
theater and society in Renaissance Italy, especially Venice and the Po Valley
Theater and Performance Studies, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Narrative Theory
Literature (Early Modern, Victorian), Digital Humanities, Art, Theater, Travel, Photography
visual art, theater, film, curation, the performance of race, feminisms, ethnic studies
…Modern Language Association
Latin American Studies Association
Caribbean Studies Association
American Society for Theater Research
Red de Humanidades Digitales
I am the founding director of the Cuban Theater Digital Archive and curator of Cuban Culture on the Edge. I publish in the fields of Latin American and Latinx cultural studies, theater and performance studies, and Digital Humanities. In addition to scholarly articles in journals such as The Drama Review, Gestos, Ollantay Theater Magazine, Tablas, and Conjunto, I co-edited the first book on Latina performance artists (Latinas on Stage, 2000). I also co-edited the first book in Spanish on Cuban American theater (Teatro cubano actual: dramaturgia escrita en los Estados Unidos, Havana 2005). I am finishing a book manuscript on Cuban theater in the US, Marginality Beyond Return: US-Cuban Performances and Politics. I have also directed the filming and editing for archival purposes of over 100 theater productions, in Cuba and the United States, both equity and non-equity. In addition to the theater archive, I have published a bilingual online exhibit Cuban Theater in Miami: 1960-1980 (with Beatriz Rizk), and El Ciervo Encantado: An Altar in the Mangroves (with Jaime Gómez Triana). I am also working on Sites that Speak: Miami Through its Performing Arts Spaces in Spanish. As a community engaged scholar, I have been involved in the development of cultural dialogues between Cuba and the US using theater and performance since 1993. My research and cultural projects have been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Cuban Artist Fund, and Puentes Cubanos.
…Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Romance and Classical Languages: Italian)
BA Connecticut College (Major: Italian; minor: theater)…
The Theater of Narration: From the Peripheries of History to the Main Stages of Italy. Northwestern University Press. Forthcoming, Summer 2021.
Recipient of 2020-21 TOME Award, MSU (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem)
Refereed Journal Articles
I am jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University where I teach courses on theater, performance studies, film, Italian language and Italian culture. My forthcoming book, The Theater of Narration: From the Peripheries of History to the Main Stages of Italy (Northwestern University Press, 2021), explores a form of contemporary solo theater in its historical, political, and performative dimensions. I have published on this practice in several peer-reviewed journals and edited collections including Theatre History Studies, Annali d’Italianistica, and Spunti e ricerche among others. My research has been supported by a year-long Fulbright grant to Italy, and Harvard’s Mellon School for Theater and Performance Research.
Eighteenth-century French studies, women and gender studies, theater studies, book history