Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Chair of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


Patricia Ybarra is the author of Performing Conquest: Five centuries of Theater, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2009) and co-editor with Lara Nielsen of  Theater and Neoliberalism: Performance Permutations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Her current manuscript in progress is Latino/a Theatre in the Time of Neoliberalism, which will be published in November 2017 by Northwestern University Press. She is President-Elect of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. 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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