Research Interests: Contemporary and colonial Latin American (especially Argentine) theatre and performance in addition to theatre, performance, and cultural theories.
Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles. Executive Officer of the Program in Theatre at the Graduate Center. Major publications include Exorcising History: Argentine Theater under Dictatorship (2000), Reason Obscured: Nine Plays by Ricardo Monti (ed. and trans., 2004), and BAiT: Buenos Aires in Translation (ed. and trans., 2008). She has published articles in such journals as Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, Latin American Theatre Review, Tramoya, and Gestos; is a former editor of Theatre Journal; and currently serves on the editorial boards of Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review and Contemporary Theatre Review. Her research and teaching specializations include contemporary and colonial Latin American (especially Argentine) theatre and performance in addition to theatre, performance, and cultural theories. Her current research focuses on theatrical and extratheatrical responses to the ongoing socioeconomic crisis in Argentina and the national performances of such Argentinean "femiconic" figures as Camila O'Gorman, Eva Perón, and the Virgin of Luján. Her translations of Argentinean plays were presented at Performance Space 122 (New York) during the November 2006 Buenos Aires in Translation (BAiT) festival and served as the basis for supertitles at 2009's Teatro StageFest (New York).