Analola Santana

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor in Theater

  • Affiliated Faculty in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies

I teach courses on Latin American and Latinx theatre and performance. I am also a professional dramaturg and a company member of Mexico’s famed Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes.



Hopkins Center, Room 104A
HB 6204




Ph.D. University of California, Irvine.

Selected Publications

  • Books:

    Teatro y Cultura de Masas: Encuentros y Debates. México: Escenología, 2010.

    Freak Performances: Dissidence in Latin American Theatre. Forthcoming, University of Michigan Press, November 2018.

  • Edited Volumes:

    With Jimmy Noriega, eds. Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2018.

    With Sara Muñoz, eds. Special Issue of Hispanic Issues Online: Freakish Encounters: Constructions of the Freak in Hispanic Cultures. Forthcoming, Spring 2018.

    With Paola Hernández, eds. Fifty Key Figures in Latinx and Latin American Theatre. London: Routledge, 2022.

    With Michael Chemers, eds. Monsters in Performance: Essays on the Aesthetics of Social Disqualification. London: Routledge, 2022.

  • Articles:

    “The Projection of the Self in Latin American Performance Art.” Latin American Literature in Transition. Volume V: 1980-2017. Debra Castillo and Mónica Szurmuk, eds. (Forthcoming, Cambridge UP 2022).


    “Los circuitos de la invisibilidad. Performance, violencia y sexualidad.” Perspectivas políticas de la escena latinoamericana. Diálogos en tiempo presente. Eds. Lola Proaño-Gómez and Lorena Verzero. Buenos Aires/Los Angeles: Argus-a Artes y Humanidades, 2017. 135-148.

    “Theatre and Mass Culture: Pedagogical Tools for Stimulating Critical Thinking.” Latin American Theatre Review 50.1 (Fall 2016): 191-204.

  • “Circuits of Invisibility: Performance, Violence, and Sexuality” Lateral, Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. (5.2, Fall 2016).

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Works In Progress


Selected Works & Activities

Dramaturg. El gabinete del Maestro Toscano, by Claudio Valdés Kuri. Claudio Valdés Kuri, director. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes. Mexico City, Mexico (Premiered at Terreno Baldío Arte, March 5-14, 2020).


Dramaturg. Triple Concierto, by Claudio Valdés Kuri and Monica Hoth. Claudio Valdés Kuri, director. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, Mexico City, Mexico (Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Teatro UNAM, 23 August- 13 October 2019).

Dramaturg. Juana de Arco en la hoguera, by Arthur Honegger based on a poem by Paul Claudel. Claudio Valdés Kuri, director. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, Mexico City, Mexico (Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Centro Cultural Universitario, September 2018).

Dramaturg. Quijote, vencedor de sí mismo. Claudio Valdés Kuri, director. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, Mexico City, Mexico (Festival Cervantino, Guanajuato, October 2016; Foro Sor Juana, UNAM, October-November 2016; Foro Shakespeare, November-December 2016)

Dramaturg. La vida es sueño. Dirección: Claudio Valdés Kuri. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes. Teatro El Galeón (Mexico City), 2014.