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Performance Studies

Diana Taylor

Diana Taylor
University Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish
Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics


Office: 721 Broadway, 6th Floor


Ph.D., 1981 (Comparative Literature) University of Washington
M.A. 1974 (Comparative Literature) National University of Mexico
Certificat d'Etudes Superieures 1972, Universite Aix-Marseille
B.A. 1971 (Creative Writing) University of the Americas, Mexico



Major Interests

Latin American and U.S. theatre and performance; performance and politics; feminist theatre and performance in the Americas, Hemispheric studies, trauma studies.


Editorial Board work has included: PMLA (Publication of the Modern Language Association), Review: Literature and Arts in the Americas (America’s Society), TDR, Theatre Journal, Theatre Research International, among others.


Selected Awards

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005-2006.
Modern Language Association Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Culture for The Archive and the Repertoire, 2004.
Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Outstanding Book Award for The Archive and the Repertoire, 2004.
Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship. “Cultural Dimensions of the Mexican Transition” 2003-2004, of the Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (CRIM), UNAM, Fall, 2003.
New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS) Best Book Award for Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America, 1992.
Joe E. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama, Honorable Mention for Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics inLatin America, 1992.
Other grants from the Ford, Rockefeller, Mellon and Whiting Foundations.