Laurietz Seda

Associate Professor


Ph.D, University of Kansas, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Latin American literature of the 20th century with an emphasis on Latin American theater.  Areas if interest: Globalization, Cultural Studies, Women Studies, Caribbean Literature.


Twentieth Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, postmodernism, globalization, film, drama, women and cultural studies. A Fulbright scholar and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Grants (2000, 2003), professor Seda is the editor of the book Teatro contra el olvido (2012) and the theatre anthology La nueva dramaturgia puertorriqueña (2003, 2007). She is co-editor of Travesías trifrontes: Teatro de vanguardia en el Perú, Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performing Artsand Teatro de frontera11/12. She was the guest editor for a Special Issue on Caribbean Theatre for Latin American Theatre Review (Spring 2004). Professor Seda is member of the editorial board for LATT Books,Latin American Theatre Review, Revista Teatro XXI, Desde el Sur and Boletín del Archivo Nacional de Teatro y Cine del Ateneo Puertorriqueño. She has also published numerous essays on contemporary Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican, Argentine, Peruvian and Chilean theatre in edited collections and in journals such a sHispanic Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, Gestos, Conjunto, and Revista Teatro XXI. In 2006 she received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award from the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center.  In 2005 she directed and organized the VI Conference/Festival Latin American Theatre Today:Translation, Trangender and Transnationalism. And in the same year she created the Premio de Teatro Latinoamericano George Woodyard. Professor Seda is currently working on a book tentatively titled: Cruzando puentes: La dramaturgia latinoamericana ante la globalización.

Curriculum Vitae

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