Sharon G. Feldman is William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages and 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 approximately fifty articles and two books: Allegories of Dissent: The Theater of Agustín Gómez-Arcos (a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title,” published in English and Spanish) and In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona (Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies, published in English and Catalan). 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 a member of the Grup de Recerca en Arts Escèniques of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and serves on the advisory board of the group’s publication series Escenes Europees, as well as that of the Revista Don Galán (Centro de Documentación Teatral/Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música, Madrid) and the Catalan Review: International Journal of Catalan Culture. She is currently engaged in research on the censorship of Catalan drama under Franco and the presence of Àngel Guimerá in America.
PhD in Spanish Literature, University of Texas at Austin
MA in Hispanic Literature, New York University (in Madrid)
BA in Spanish, University of Pennsylvania
Additional studies at:
L’Obrador de la Sala Beckett, Universitat de Barcelona, and Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)