Teresa Marrero, Professor of Latino/a & Latin American Theater in the Department of World Languages/Literatures/Cultures, is a scholar, fiction writer, playwright, theater director and avid Argentine tango dancer. Her courses, all taught in Spanish, include Cultura Hispana en los Estados Unidos (Hispanic Culture in the U.S.). Born in Havana, Cuba, she is the author of the short story collection Entre la Argentina y Cuba: Cuentos nómadas de viajes y tangos/ Between Argentina and Cuba, Nomad Stories of Travels and Tangos. She co-edited the anthology of plays Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance. Her essays in books include: Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality, and Theatricality in Latin/o America, Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad, Latinas on Stage, Conducting a Life: a Tribute to María Irene Fornés, The State of Latino Theater in the United States, Theatre & Performance in Small Nations (Intellect, 2013) and in the Encyclopedia of Latino Culture (2013). She is a founding and core member of TANTO, Teatro Alianza of North Texas Organizations. She writes Latino/a theater performance reviews for the North Texas arts and culture online magazine, Theater Jones (www.theaterjones.com, search: Teresa Marrero).