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Ana Sánchez Acevedo

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Ana Sánchez Acevedo holds a PhD. in History, Literature and Power from the University of Seville (2012), where she teaches Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing and Theatre History, as part of the the Department of Spanish and Latin American Literature. The main focus of her current research concerns the links between theatricality, corporeality, ethics, and politics in contemporary Iberian and Latin American theater practitioners, circuits, and discourses. After earning her BA (Licenciatura) in Hispanic Philology, she conducted doctoral research abroad, first at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina (2009), later at the University of Paris-IV Sorbonne in France (2010). Simultaneously, she strengthened her interdisciplinary background with a MA in Performing Arts (University of Seville, 2010) and a MS in Library Science and Documentary Heritage (REPSOL Fellow, Carlos III University / Spanish National Library, Madrid, 2012). In 2015, she was awarded a 5-year competitive fellowship for research and teaching at the City University of New York (2015-2020), where she also obtained a MPhil in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (2019). She has published and presented several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and papers related to the scope of her scholarly interests. Her publications have appeared in the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Cuadernos del CILHA, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Primer acto, Boletín CETYCLI, Les Ateliers du SAL, Philologia Hispalensis, and Tonos digital, among others. Her last book project, Anatomical Theaters: Contemporary Vanitas and Dramaturgies of Crisis, explores sensibilities, temporalities, and corporealities of crisis in Peninsular and Latin American theatrical works, understood as contemporary reenactments of vanitas imagery. In addition to her research and teaching activities, since 2020 she has been developing her own theatrical projects with the company Teatro Anatómico, based in Seville.