Sandra Ruiz, a 2020-2021 Helen Corely Petit Scholar, is an associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies & English 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 Theatre; the Department of Dance; and the Department of GWS. Ruiz, a trained performance studies scholar, is the author of Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance (NYU Press, 2019). A co-authored book, Formless Formation: Vignettes for the end of this World, is forthcoming with the series Minor Compositions (Autonomedia Press, 2020). She is a co-editor of the new book series Minoritarian Aesthetics (NYU Press, 2020). She is also the co-founder of the Brown Theatre Collective http://thebrowntheatrecollective.com/and the founder of La Estación Gallery https://laestaciongallery.weebly.com/. Currently, she is working on two book projects: Perilous Pedagogy: Psychoanalytic Affections Within the Live Aesthetic; and a book of poetry entitled The Edge of Depth.

Email: sandruiz@illinois.edu