Sharon G. Feldman is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond, where she holds the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages. 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 Sala Beckett, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Teatre Lliure. Her many publications include the book In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona / A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani (Bucknell and L’Avenç), which was awarded the Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies in 2010. 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. In 2015, she was named a “corresponding member abroad” of the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona (the Royal Academy of Good Letters of Barcelona).