Position title: Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Paola S. Hernández specializes in contemporary Latin American theatre, performance, and Latinx Studies. She has published numerous articles on Southern Cone theatre, performance and memory politics, sites of memory, human rights, and documentary theatre. She is the author El teatro de Argentina y Chile: Globalización, resistencia y desencanto (Corregidor, 2009), co-editor (with Brenda Werth and Florian Becker) of Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First-Century Theater: Global Perspectives (Palgrave, 2013), as well as Biodrama/Proyecto Archivos: seis documentales escénicos by Vivi Tellas (Papeles Teatrales, Universidad de Córdoba, 2018). Her current research project, Upstaging the Real: Documenting Lives in Latin American Theatre and Performance,examines the role of the “real” in theatre and visual arts with an emphasis on contemporary documentary theatre and urban ethnography in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Paola is the South American drama editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies, Library of Congress and is currently the Director of the Center for Visual Cultures. For more information, see her faculty website.