Paola Hernández

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Paola S. Hernández is Mellon-Morgridge Professor of the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specializes in contemporary Latin American theatre and performance as well as Latinx Studies. She has published numerous articles on Southern Cone theatre, US-Mexico border performance and memory politics, sites of memory, human rights, and documentary theatre. She is the author of Staging Lives in Latin American Theater: Bodies-Objects-Archives (Northwestern UP, 2021), where she examines the role of the "real"; in theatre and visual arts with an emphasis on contemporary documentary theatre in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. She has also authored El teatro de Argentina y Chile: Globalización, resistencia y desencanto (Corregidor, 2009), and is co-editor (with Analola Santana) of Fifty Key Figures in Latinx and Latin American Theatre (Routledge, 2022), as well as (with Pamela Brownell) of Biodrama/Proyecto Archivos: seis documentales escénicos by Vivi Tellas (Papeles Teatrales, Universidad de Córdoba, 2017), and of Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First-Century Theater: Global Perspectives (with Brenda Werth and Florian Becker, Palgrave, 2013). Hernández is currently Director of Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies.