Analola Santana

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

I teach courses on Latin American theatre and performance. I am also a professional theatre dramaturg with the Mexican company Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes and a translator.



306 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6072


Ph.D. University of California, Irvine.

Selected Publications

  • Books:

    Teatro y Cultura de Masas: Encuentros y Debates. México: Escenología, 2010.

    Freak Performances: Dissidence in Latin American Theatre. Forthcoming, University of Michigan Press, November 2018.

  • Edited Volumes:

    With Jimmy Noriega, eds. Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2018.

    With Sara Muñoz, eds. Special Issue of Hispanic Issues Online: Freakish Encounters: Constructions of the Freak in Hispanic Cultures. Forthcoming, Spring 2018.

  • Articles:

    “Theatre and Mass Culture: Pedagogical Tools for Stimulating Critical Thinking.” Latin American Theatre Review 50.1 (Fall 2016): 191-204.

  • “Circuits of Invisibility: Performance, Violence, and Sexuality” Lateral, Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. (5.2, Fall 2016).

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Works In Progress


Selected Works & Activities

Dramaturg. Quijote, vencedor de sí mismo. Claudio Valdés Kuri, director. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, Mexico City, Mexico (Festival Cervantino, Guanajuato, October 2016; Foro Sor Juana, UNAM, October-November 2016; Foro Shakespeare, November-December 2016)

Dramaturg. La vida es sueño. Dirección: Claudio Valdés Kuri. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes. Teatro El Galeón (Mexico City), 2014.