About Sandra Ruiz
Sandra Ruiz is an associate professor of Engish and Theatre at Illinois, and an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Program in Comparative World Literature, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Department of Dance, the Department of Asian American Studies, and the Department of Gender & Women Studies. Ruiz, a trained performance studies scholar, is the author of Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance (NYU Press, 2019) and co-author with Hypatia Vourloumis of Formless Formation: Vignettes for the end of this World (Autonomedia Press, 2020). Ruiz is a co-editor with Shane Vogel and Uri McMillan of the book series Minoritarian Aesthetics (NYU Press, 2020). Currently, Ruiz is completing several writing projects such as Left Turns in Brown Study (Duke University Press, 2024); Tears for Tears (NYU Press). Ruiz is the co-creator of the Brown Theatre Collective and creator of La Estación Gallery and the Minor Aesthetics Lab.