Diana Taylor, Invited Scholar Faculty (2009–13)
Diana Taylor is a University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. She is the award-winning author of multiple books, among them: Theatre of Crisis (1991), Disappearing Acts (1997), The Archive and the Repertoire (2003), and Performance (2016). Her new book, ¡Presente! The Politics of Presence is forthcoming with Duke University Press. Taylor founded the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics 1998, and served as its director until 2020. In 2017, Taylor was President of the Modern Language Association and in 2018 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.