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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) examines the ways that Mexico's public square has achieved symbolic significance over the centuries, and how national, ethnic, and racial identity have been performed there. 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.