Diana Taylor is a University Professor and a professor in the Department of Performance Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. She is also the founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU. Her areas of specialization include Latin American and US theater and performance, performance and politics, feminist theater and performance in the Americas, Hemispheric studies, and trauma studies. She is the author of The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (2003), Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s “Dirty War” (1997), and Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991). She is also a coeditor of Stages of Conflict: A Reader of Latin American Theater and Performance (2008), Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (2003), and Defiant Acts: Four Plays (2002).