Diana Taylor is a University Professor and professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University as well as the founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. As a major contributor to the area of Performance Studies in the Americas, her work focuses on Latin American and U.S. theatre and performance, performance and politics, feminist theatre and performance in the Americas, Hemispheric studies, and trauma studies.
She is the recipient of numerous fellowships (Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ford, and Whiting) and book awards: Best Book Award by New England Council on Latin American Studies and Honorable Mention in the Joe E. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama for Theatre of Crisis, and the Outstanding Book award from ATHE (Association of Theatre in Higher Education) and the Kathleen Singer Kovaks Award from the Modern Language Association (MLA) for The Archive and the Repertoire.
Taylor is also the author of
- The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas
- Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America
- Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's 'Dirty War'
She co-edited Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform, Defiant Acts: Four Plays by Diana Raznovich, Negotiating Performance in Latin/o America: Gender, Sexuality and Theatricality, and The Politics of Motherhood: Activists from Left to Right.
Currently, she lives in New York.
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