Lilianne Lugo Herrera

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Office Phone
328 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours
Tuesday: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Also available by appointment.



LILIANNE LUGO HERRERA (Ph.D., University of Miami). Before joining PLAS, Lugo Herrera was a lecturer at the Modern Languages and Literatures Department and the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Miami. Lugo Herrera’s work focuses on the intersection of theater and media in contemporary works by women playwrights. Her articles have appeared in The Palgrave Handbook of Theatre and Race, Reading Cuba, and in the journals Hispanic Review, Valenciana, Gestos, Conjunto, and Tablas. Her first book project, Mediated Archipelagoes, Theater, Women, and Media puts in dialogue plays that have intermediality and multilingualism as distinguishing characteristics, looking at how the use of documents, technology, and different media, shape the ways in which race, gender, sexuality, and politics are represented and performed on stage. Lugo Herrera won the Barrett Prize for Best Dissertation on a Latin American or Caribbean topic, awarded by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA). As a playwright, Lugo Herrera recently received the As Miamense As Possible Playwriting Prize by her play Zizek en el pantano. Other awards include the Outstanding Graduate Student Award of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department 2019-2020, and ​​the 15th Annual Feministas Unidas Essay Award for Graduate Students. Her research has been supported by the Goizueta Foundation, the American Society for Theater Research (ASTR), the Modern Languages Association (MLA), and several institutes of the University of Miami, including UMIA, the Center for the Humanities, and the College of Arts and Sciences. In fall 2023, Lugo Herrera will start an appointment as assistant professor of Spanish at Muhlenberg College.