Angela Marino


Latinx Research Center (2347 Channing Way)
Associate Professor

Angela Marino's teaching and research focuses on performance and political cultures of the Southwest, Caribbean, and Latin America. She teaches classes on theater and performance studies theory, methods, and a praxis class called Teatro Lab. She also leads an interdisciplinary research initiative, Critical Perspectives on Democracy and Media (D+M Lab), which supports community-engaged partnerships with student research apprentices in policy analysis and art production. See

In 2018, Marino published her first book Populism and Performance in the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela with Northwestern University Press, which brings attention to theater, film, and popular festivals during the first decade of 21st century socialism in Venezuela. Marino is also co-editor of the book Festive Devils of the Americas (Seagull Press/University of Chicago Press, 2015). She is currently working on a manuscript for a new book on festivals and governance. 

More information on teaching, research projects, and publications can be found at


Ph.D. in Spanish and Performance Studies, New York University, 2010

M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2006

Research interests: 

Performance and Political Theory
Fiesta and Carnival
Popular Performance
Theater History
U.S. Latinx and Latin American Studies