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Dr. Sandra Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English, Affiliate of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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Contact Information

  • Address: Department of Latina/Latino Studies
    1207 W. Oregon
  • Telephone: 217-265-0370
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SANDRA RUIZ earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University and her B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. Dr. Ruiz has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at New York University, Pratt Institute, and Wesleyan University in English, Theatre Studies, American Studies, Performance Studies, Media Studies, and Latina/o Studies. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Latina/o Studies, Performance Studies, Contemporary American Literature, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Theater Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Continental Philosophy

Distinctions / Awards

  • Michael Kirby Distinguished Dissertation Award & IPRH Fellow (2014-2015)


  • Latina/o Performance, Brown & Black Existentialisms, Issues in Performance Studies, Theories and Methods in LLS