Curriculum Vita​e

EDUCATION

2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Department of Drama

 

2014 Ph.D., Department of Drama,

University of California, Irvine and University of California, San Diego

Emphases: Critical Theory, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Dramaturgy

Dissertation: “Little Girls and Legal Defendants: Theatricalization and Performances of Innocence in Modern American Culture”

Dissertation Committee: Stephen Barker (Chair), Emily Roxworthy, Frank Wilderson, Raul Fernandez, and Anthony Kubiak.

2008 Juris Doctorate, cum laude,

California Western School of Law, San Diego, Ca.

2005 Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science and Philosophy

University of San Diego, San Diego, Ca.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Candy Colored Ponies and Pastel Uniforms: Military Bronies and Masculine Innocence” Journal of Fandom Studies. March 2016.

“Brave New World...An Introduction to Manifest Destinitis” TheatreForum, Issue 50, 2016.

“South Coast Repertory’s Dialogues/Dialogos Project: The Long Road Today/El Camino Largo de Hoy” Theatre Forum, Issue 48, 2016.

“Performances of Innocence and Deviance in Disney Cosplaying” Transformative Works and Cultures. Sept 2014.

Chapters

“The Royal Theatre Presents: Performances of Melodrama in Disneyland Park” Disney Performance Anthology. (Forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan).

“El Teatro Campesino” Chicana/o Movement Encyclopedia. (Forthcoming).

Invited Public Writing

“Interview with Herbert Siguenza” Cafe Onda, HowlRound. Nov. 10, 2016.

“Curious REPort: Violet” Program note. Violet, music by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley. Produced by San Diego Repertory Theatre. Dir. Sam Woodhouse. July-Sept 2015.

“Seeing Through the Rain” Program Note. Katrina: The K Word by Suzanne M. Trauth and Lisa S. Brenner. Produced by the University of San Diego. Dir. Evelyn Cruz. March 2015.

“Curious REPort: Oedipus El Rey” Program note. Oedipus El Rey, by Luis Alfaro. Produced by San Diego Repertory Theatre. Dir. Sam Woodhouse. Jan-Feb 2015.

“Serving 99 to 149 Years for Wearing Butt-Huggers and Resisting to Subscribe to Cable TV: The Presence of the Law in Chicano Theatre” Columbia Law School, Law and Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, 2011.

Theatre Reviews

“‘Full Gallop’ finds Vogue fashion icon Vreeland at crossroads” The Star-News, Oct 12, 2015.

“American Night Offers a Fuller View of U.S. History.” The Star-News, Feb. 10, 2012.

“West Side Story Speaks to Young Theater-Goers.” The Star-News, Jan. 13, 2011.

“The Norman Conquests, Three Plays in One, is Funny and Delightful.” The Star-News Oct. 9, 2010.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Assistant Professor

2016-2018 University of California, Riverside, Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production

Courses: Theatre for Social Change, Contemporary Theatre, Disney Performance, Theories of the Modern Theatre (Grad), Latino Theatre  

Instructor

2019 University of California, San Diego, Theatre and Dance Department

Courses: Dramaturgy (Grad)

2018-2019 CSU San Marcos, Department of Theatre

Courses: Introduction to Acting

2017-2019 San Diego State University, Theatre, Television, and Film

Courses: Script Analysis, Theatre of Diversity, Acting for the Camera   

2017 University of California, San Diego, Theatre and Dance Department

Courses: Disney Performance, Chicano/Latino Drama (Grad)

2015-2017 San Diego State University, Chicana/Chicano Studies Department

Courses: Oral Communication, Written Communication

2015-2017 San Diego City College, Drama Department

Courses: The Study of Filmed Plays, Introduction to Dramatic Arts, Chicano Drama

2015-2017 University of California, Irvine, Drama Department,

Courses: Chicano Drama

2009-2014 University of California, Irvine, Drama Department,

Courses: Drama 40A-C

2011-2014 University of California, Irvine, Learning and Technology Center

Course: Teaching Assistant training workshop

2013-2014 University of California, Irvine, Undergraduate Affairs and Department of Drama,

Course: “UCI Academic Integrity Project”

Guest Lecturer

2015 Guest Lecturer, San Diego City College, “Midsummer’s Night Fairies and Dramaturgy”

2014 Guest Lecturer, High Tech High, “Blood Wedding Project”

2013 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, “Interactive investigation of Miss Julie”

2013 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, “Theories of Performance and Cosplaying”

2012 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, “Popular Culture Conventions”

2012 Guest Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, “Chicano Comedy Troupe Culture Clash”

Teaching Assistant

2012-2014 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama,

Teaching Assistant for class of 100 students on Modern Western Theatre

Teaching Assistant for class of 100 students on Contemporary performance practice

Teaching Assistant for class of 400 students on Contemporary performance practice

Teaching Assistant for class of 400 students on European performance tradition

Teaching Assistant for class of 400 students on Western performance practice

2011-2012 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Irvine, ArtsCore,

Teaching Assistant for class of 400 students in American performance artists

Teaching Assistant for class of 400 students on Vampirism in popular culture, psychology, and history

Teaching Assistant for class of 500 students on Aesthetic of contemporary western culture

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2017 National New Play Network Producer in Residence Fellowship, 10 mins.

2015 Panelist, “40 Years of Chicano and Latino Theatre” San Diego Repertory Theatre, My Mañana Comes, 45 mins.

2015 Panelist, “Chicano Mythology” San Diego Repertory Theatre, Oedipus El Rey, 45 mins.

2015 Invited Speaker, “Financial Management and Group Organization” Ballet Folklorico de UCI, 90 mins.

2014 Guest Instructor for a class titled “Performing Innocence”, OLLI, 90 mins.

 

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

2017 Theatre Communications Group National Conference, Portland.

2017 “Adaptation and Translation in Latino Theatre: Octavio Solis’ Lydia” Pop Culture Association Conference.

2016 “Representations of Immigration in Disney Films” Far West Popular Culture/American Culture Convention.

2015 “Troubling Masculinity in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame” as part of a panel titled Masculinity in Princess Culture: A Pedagogical Round Table Embracing Examinations of Masculinity in Disney Fairy Tales. National Communication Association Conference

2015 “I Used to Wonder What Friendship Could Be: Neo-sincerity, Masculine Innocence, and Candy-Colored Uniforms in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” Far West Popular Culture/American Culture Convention.

2014 “Contested Cultural Citizenship in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” as part of a panel titled Cultural Force(s): Musical Theater and Stand-Up Comedy. Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Convention.

2013 “Cosplaying the Con: Embodying Comic Culture” as part of the panel titled Latina/o Comics, Queerness, and Identity Comic Arts Conference at WonderCon.

2012 “Chicano Criminality and Grotesque Violence ins Octavio Solis’ Santos and Santos” as part of the panel titled Latina/o Performance: Counteracting Narratives of Legal Marginalization, Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

2011 "Serving 99 to 149 Years for Wearing Butt-Huggers and Resisting to Subscribe to Cable TV: The Presence of the Law in Chicano Theatre" Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, Junior Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University.

2010 "Fifty Six Unvarying Pin-Curls: Contradictions of Innocence and Cuteness in the Body of Child Star Shirley Temple" Advanced Theatre Research Graduate Student Retreat, Multi-campus Research Group in International Performance and Culture (MRG-IPC).

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018 SDSU Common Experience Grant Awardee

2017 National New Play Network Producer in Residence Fellowship Renewal

2016 National New Play Network Producer in Residence Fellowship

2015 UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Department of Drama

2014 DECADE Student Travel Grant, UCI Graduate Division, University of California, Irvine

2013-2014 The Green Initiative Fund, UCI Sustainability Department

2013-2014 DECADE Mentor Grant, UCI Graduate Division

2013 Second Prize in the Gilbert G. Gonzalez Graduate Student Research Paper Competition, UCI Chicano Studies

2012 DECADE Student Travel Grant, UCI Graduate Division

2012 H.B. and Isabelle Yolen Memorial Scholarship, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

2012 Teaching Excellence Recognition, UCI Teaching Learning and Technology Center

2011 Graduate Research Grant, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

2011 Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney Scholarship, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

2010 Faculty Mentor Program, Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Department

2010 Pedagogical Fellowship, Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center

2010 Advanced Theatre Research Graduate Student Retreat Multi-campus Research Group in International Performance and Culture (MRG-IPC)

2009 Diversity Fellowship, Department of Drama

 

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

2017-2019 Advisor, Teatro Azteca Student Theatre Company

2018 Baja California Study Abroad Program Development

2018 Walking in Imagination Common Experience Grant, SDSU

2017 Just Like Us Stage Reading and DACA Response, UCSD, SDSU, USD, San Diego City College

2017 One-Act Play Festival, San Diego City College

2017 Bad and Nasty, UCI Theatre and Film Department

2015 Brown Bag Theatre Company, Drama Department,

2013-2014 Academic Integrity Hearing Committee, Undergraduate Division

2013-2014 Brown Bag Theatre Company, Drama Department

2013-2014 Student Review Board, Associated Graduate Students

2011-2014 DECADE Student Council, School of the Arts Student Representative

2010-2014 Ballet Folklorico de UCI, Grant Coordinator and Dancer, Irvine, Ca.

2013 Peer Mentor, Competitive Edge, Graduate Division

2013 Departmental Mentor, Drama Department

2012-2013 Familia Project, Mentor, Chicano/Latino Graduate Student Collective

2012-2013 Dramatic Transformations, University of California, Irvine

2010-2012 Judicial Committee, University of Ca., Irvine Associated Graduate Students

2009-2010 DIY Arts and Craft Club, Graduate student representative

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