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Jade Power-Sotomayor

Performance Studies Faculty


Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor engages embodied practices of remembering and creating community as a lens for theorizing performative constructions of Latinidad. Her research focuses on Latinx theatre and performance, epistemologies of the body, the intersections between race, gender and language, and on inter-cultural performance in the Latin Caribbean diaspora. Her book project ¡Habla!: Speaking Bodies in Latinx Dance and Performance examines what she calls the "code-switching body” in various sites of performance (solo- performance, Puerto Rican bomba, Mexican son jarocho, zumba) and its relationship to the politics of race and ethnicity, to bilingualism and to communities of belonging as constituted through doing versus being. Her publications have appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Theatre and Dance, Gestos, Latin American Theatre Review and she has several forthcoming pieces including a special issue on bomba that she is co-editing for Centro Journal for Puerto Rican Studies.


BA in Theatre Arts/Molecular & Cellular Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA in Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego
PhD in Theatre and Drama, University of California, San Diego


Research areas

Latinx Theatre


Galbraith Hall 301


Office Hours

Wed. 3pm - 4pm
and by appointment