A native New Mexican, Brian Eugenio Herrera is a writer, teacher and scholar whose academic and creative work explores the historical formation of gender, sexual and racial identities within U.S. popular entertainment and performance. Brian Eugenio Herrera holds degrees from Brown University, the University of New Mexico and Yale University, where he did his PhD work in American Studies (Dissertation: “Latin Explosion: Latinos, Racial Formation and Twentieth Century U.S. Popular Performance”). Brian's scholarly work has been awarded fellowship recognition from the Ford Foundation, the Smithsonian Institute, and the John Randolph & Dora Haynes Foundation. Brian has published essays or reviews in an array of publications, including Theatre Journal, Ecumenica, Comparative Drama and The Gay and Lesbian Review, and will serve as Guest Editor for a special section of The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Spring 2010). As a theatre director, Brian is an alumnus of The Drama League of New York's Directors Project (Fall Directing Program), has served as Artistic Associate with New York's Three Dollar Bill Theatre, and has worked at such theatres as Mark Taper Forum/Taper Too!, Manhattan Punchline, Circle Rep, Playwright's Horizons, and Albuquerque's Blackout Theatre. In 2007, Brian joined the faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre History and Performance Theory, and where he has twice been recognized by The Project For New Mexico Graduates of Color as recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Member Award.
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