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Ana Martinez, Ph.D

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Ana Martínez teaches theatre history, theory, and criticism. Her fields of specialization are theatre practices in Mexico, Latin American drama, and performance design. Her book, "Performance in the Zócalo: Constructing History, Race, and Identity in Mexico's Central Square from the Colonial Era to the Present" (University of Michigan Press, 2020) is the first full English-language manuscript to address the ways in which the material center of the Mexican capital, the Zócalo, manifests and contests its symbolic power through performances practices. Her performance designs and installations have been shown in the US, England, Germany, and Mexico.

She holds a doctoral degree in Theatre Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center, an MA in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and an Architecture degree from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City.