Sandra Ruiz

Sue Divan Associate Professor, Theatre

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Research Interests

Performance Studies, Puerto Rican Studies, Latinx Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Gender, Sexuality & Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Continental Philosophy, Contemporary American Literature, Theatre Studies, Minoritarian Aesthetics

Honors & Awards

HRI Fellow, 2021-2022

Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2020-2021

The Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory Jr. Fellow, 2016-2018
IPRH Fellow, 2014-2015
UIUC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2012-2013
The Michael Kirby Memorial Prize for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation, New York University, 2011


Graduate Seminar: Issues in Performance Studies
Graduate Seminar: Minoritarian Aesthetics
Grad/Undergrad: Brown and Black Existentialisms
Grad/Undergrad: Latinx Performance & Performance Studies
Grad/Undergrad: Latinx Dramatists from the 1960s to the Future
Undergraduate: Theories and Methods in Latina/o Studies

Office Address

1207 W. Oregon Street, MC 136
Urbana, IL 61801

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Education/Academic qualification

Performance Studies, Ph.D., New York University

Performance Studies, MA, New York University

English Language & Literature, BA, The University of Chicago


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