Natalie Alvarez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University. She is a theatre and performance studies researcher whose work in Latina/o Canadian performance, performance and political action, as well as immersive simulations and reenactment culture has been published widely in international journals and essay collections. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University and the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.
Natalie has three books currently underway: Immersions in Cultural Difference: Tourism, War, Performance (in press with the University of Michigan Press and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada); Theatre& War (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan); and a co-edited anthology with Keren Zaiontz, Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan). She is the editor of the first two books on Latina/o performance in Canada: Latina/o Canadian Theatre and Performance (winner of the 2014 Patrick O’Neil Award by the Canadian Association for Theatre Research) and Fronteras Vivienties: Eight Latina/o Canadian Plays (winner of the 2015 Patrick O’Neil Award), both with Playwrights Canada Press. In collaboration with Aluna Theatre, she has co-curated the “conversatorio” series for the international ROUTES/RUTAS multiarts festival of human rights in the Americas since 2012.