UW Kane Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Diana Taylor is Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. She is the author of Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's 'Dirty War' (1997), and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (2003). Taylor, who received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the UW, is the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005-6. She is also founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, an organization that has played a ground-breaking role in promoting collaborative research among literary scholars, graduate students, and theatre and performance practitioners throughout the Americas.