About us

Primary Investigators

Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas

Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas is an Associate Professor and the George and Louise Peters Professor of World Languages and Cultures at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her current research focuses on contemporary productions of 17th century texts, with special emphasis on performance and social issues. She is also working on several pedagogical projects & publications focused on how experiential learning can help students better analyze the Spanish comedia through non-traditional means. She co-edited the volume Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theater (University of Toronto Press).  

Erin Alice Cowling

Erin Alice Cowling is an Associate Professor at MacEwan University in Canada. Her research focus is on modern adaptations of early modern Spanish texts, particularly as they can speak to twenty-first-century issues of social justice and characters of the Other. She is the winner of the 2022 Matthew Stroud Comedia Article Prize for her article “Representing the Unrepresentable: A One-Man Retelling of Cervantes’s Entremeses.” She is a co-editor of Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theater, and author of Chocolate: How a New World Commodity Conquered Spanish Literature, both available from University of Toronto Press.

Student Assistants

Amanda Fuenmayor - Research Assistant

Amanda Fuenmayor is an undergraduate student at MacEwan University in Canada. She is currently in her fourth year, studying a major in psychology and a minor in Spanish. Her research assistant work consists of literature reviews, conducting and transcribing interviews.

Amanda's work has been supported by a 2022 Project Grant from the MacEwan University's Office of Research Services.

Eric Flores-Moreno - Student Intern

Eric Flores-Moreno is an undergraduate student at MacEwan University in Canada. He is currently in his third year pursuing a Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance. He is passionate about creating and sharing performing arts with the community. His position as a student intern includes interviewing artists, working on the events website, and promoting the event.

Image credit: Israel Franco Muller. Scenography of Fuente Ovejuna by Teatro Círculo (2022). Used with permission of Israel Franco Muller.