Analola Santana

Analola SantanaAnalola Santana received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of California, Irvine (2008).  Professor Santana specializes in XX and XXI Century Latin American literature with a special emphasis on theatre and performance.  She is also interested in theoretical studies relating to popular culture and mass culture, the relationship between performance and music, film studies, and cultural studies.  Her recent book Pasiones y (Des)amores: Cultura de masas y teatro en tiempos neoliberales (Escenología, 2010) focuses on the reapropriation of mass culture by theatrical discourses in Latin America.  She has worked as a dramaturg and a translator in several theatrical productions in the U.S. and Latin America.