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Biography of Irma Leticia Robles Moreno

Performance Studies

Irma Leticia Robles Moreno

Irma Leticia Robles Moreno
PhD Candidate


BA in Humanities with emphasis in Linguistics and Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
MA in Latin American Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
MA in Performance Studies, New York University

Academic Interests

Performance and Politics in the Americas; Affect Studies; rearticulations of the notion of the collective through embodied practices of "creación colectiva" groups in Latin America, particularly Teatro La Candelaria in Colombia, Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani in Perú, and Teatro Malayerba in Ecuador; decolonization of performance critical theory through Latin American discourses and practices


Leticia Robles Moreno received her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities with emphasis in Linguistics and Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She also holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has taught Spanish, Latin American culture and writing classes in several college levels. In addition to her academic background, she studied Theater Arts in the Club de Teatro de Lima, and has participated in various workshops on improvisational theater and Theater of the Oppressed techniques. Her MA thesis, "Staging Real Time: Absent Presences in Forging/Inhabiting Fragmented Bridges through Video Chat Connections," explored the ways in which new technologies might be used to generate alternative political subjects, communities, and spaces of belonging. Her doctoral research is focused on the role of theater groups of "creacion colectiva" in recent Latin American socio-political contexts--particularly in Peru, Columbia, and Ecuador--exploring their networked practices as strategies of survival, for a combined perspective of Performance Studies and Affect Studies. She has published scholarly articles in Latin American Theatre Review and Contemporary Theatre Review. She is currently the Project Manager of HIDVL--the Digital Video Library of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. She is always lost in translation.