Sharon G. Feldman holds the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages and is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond. Before arriving at Richmond in 2000, she was Cramer Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. A specialist in theatre and performance from the Iberian Peninsula, she has held visiting appointments in the graduate programs in performing arts at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and the Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (where she was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer). She has been the recipient of grants from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Hall Center for the Humanities of the University of Kansas. Her publications include over sixty articles and two books, with editions in English, Spanish, and Catalan: Allegories of Dissent: The Theater of Agustín Gómez-Arcos / Alegorías de la disidencia: El teatro de Agustín Gómez-Arcos (Bucknell and Instituto de Estudios Almerienses, a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title”) and In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona / A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani (Bucknell and L’Avenç, Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies). In addition, she has co-edited Barcelona Plays, a collection of Catalan drama in translation. Her translations of Catalan plays have been staged and read at venues in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. She is affiliated with the Grup de Recerca en Arts Escèniques (GRAE) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Projecte de Recerca de les Arts Escèniques Catalanes (PRAEC) of the Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona. She also serves on the advisory boards of Revista Don Galán (Centro de Documentación Teatral/Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música) and Catalan Review: International Journal of Catalan Culture. She is currently engaged in research on the censorship of Catalan drama under Franco and on the reception and dissemination of the theatre of Àngel Guimerà in North America.

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