Research interests include theatre historiography, Mexican theatre and performance, Latino/a theatre and performance, avant garde theatre, critical race studies, dramaturgy and directing. Publications include articles in Aztlán, Theatre Journal, Gestos and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. First book project: Performing Conquest: Theatre, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico (Michigan, 2009). Her second book project is on Latino Theatre under Neoliberalism.

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Patricia Ybarra's first book Performing Conquest: Five centuries of Theater, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico was published in 2009 by University of Michigan Press. She is currently developing a new manuscript on Latino Theatre under Neoliberalism and is co-editing an anthology titled Theater and Neoliberalism: Performance Permutations which is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan Press.
She is member of the Hemispheric Institute on Performance and Politics and a member of the Executive Committee of ASTR. Her area of specialization is theatre historiography of the Americas, with emphasis on the relationship between theatre, nationalism, and American identities in North America. She is also a director, dramaturg and the former administrator of Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre.

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PATRICIA YBARRA, B.A., Columbia University, 1994, Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2002
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies
Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 2128
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