Dr. Camilla Stevens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She specializes in Latin American drama, theater and performance studies theory, and pan-Caribbean cultural studies. Her book, Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama (University Press of Florida, 2004), analyzes the role of theater in the cultural politics of constructing, defining, and remembering collective identities. Her current research focuses on contemporary Dominican plays and performances that address the experience of migration and challenge hegemonic notions of citizenship and national belonging. She also has a long-term pan-Caribbean project that examines the interrelationship of race, colonialism, and performance in the Hispanophone, Anglophone, and Francophone Caribbean. She is a member of the editorial board of Latin American Theatre Review and her articles have appeared in journals such as Gestos: Revista de teoría y práctica del teatro hispánico, Hispania, Latin American Theatre Review, Modern Drama, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, and Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures.
Ph.D. University of Kansas
Areas of Expertise: Latin America and the Caribbean, Theater and Performance, Colonialism, Cultural Nationalism, Transnationalism