Katie Ford

Katherine Ford

Associate Professor
Hispanic Studies
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Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Graduate Certificate in Hispanic Studies


A.B. Bowdoin College
M.A. Middlebury College
Ph.D. Emory University


20th Century Latin American Theater and Performance
Narrative and Poetry of Contemporary Spanish America
Feminist Theory
Latino/a Theater


Katherine Ford specializes in Modern Latin American literature, concentrating on Latin American theater and performance of the twentieth century with a special focus on the Hispanic Caribbean. She is the author of Politics and Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theater (published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010). Her current book-length project centers on the role of re-writing and re-visioning in the theater of the twentieth-century in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.



  • 2010. Politics and Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theater. Palgrave Macmillan.


  • 2010-11. "Sounds and Silences of the Habanero Stage: Theater and the Cuban 'Quinquenio gris' (1971-1976)" Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies (Vol. 8–9) 353-70.
  • 2009. "Performing the In-Between: Caridad Svich’s Iphigenia (A Rave Fable)” Gestos 24.48.
  • 2007. "Splintering Theater: Violence in Griselda Gambaro’s Información para extranjeros" in Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature. Ed. Margaret Parker and Andrea Morris. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 211-221.
  • 2006. "Spaces Inside Out: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La frontera” in Leading Ladies: The Hispanic Woman in the Arts and Literature. Ed. Yvonne Fuentes and Margaret Parker. Louisiana State University Press.
  • 2005. "El espectáculo revolucionario: el teatro cubano de la década de los sesenta." Latin American Theatre Review 39.1: 95-114.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina by Brenda Werth, in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (forthcoming).
  • 2010-11. Review of Home is Where the (He)art Is: The Family Romance in Late Twentieth Century Mexican and Argentine Theater by Sharon Magnarelli, in Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies 8-9: 399-401.




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