Isabel Martín-Sánchez

Isabel Martín-Sánchez is from Madrid, Spain, and studied communication and international relationships before moving to the USA. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish Literature with a minor certificate in Visual Studies. Her research interest is the performativity of the border region between the USA and Mexico, particularly in regard to how this is visually, theatrically, and sonically represented.

Studying: Migration, Performance, Theater, and Visual Culture

Faculty Advisor: Paola Hernández

Awards & Honors:

Spanish & Portuguese Department Research Summer Award (2020) – TINKER NAVE Short-Term Field Research Grant (2020) – Fall 2020 L&S Teaching Fellow Award University of Wisconsin – Madison – Spanish & Portuguese Department Fund Award for LATT Conference 2020 $750 (postponed) – Graduate School Research Travel for Mexico City (2019) – TINKER NAVE Short-Term Field Research Grant (2019) – Spanish & Portuguese Department Graduate Student Best Research Paper Award Spring 2019 (Nominated) – Spanish & Portuguese Department Assistance for 72th RMMLA 2018 – Charles Davis Award for Best Graduate Student Presentation at 72th RMMLA Convention (Nominated) – Honored Instructor Fall 2018 – October 2018 Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades Conference Fund for XXVIII 28vo Congress Voicing Gender in Hispanic and Lusopohone Letters, Theater, Cinema and Other Media. (Declined) – Ignacio R.M. Galbis,2016 Award for the article: “De la idea al mito: La importancia de crear símbolos para una revolución.”


“Violeta Luna: Dramaturgia sonora y performatividad de la desaparición en Requiem#3.” Latin American Theatre Review 56.1 (Fall 2022): 63-84. Article.
“La identidad del escritor: Borges a través de los ojos de Cortázar.” El Cid: The Citadel (Summer 2017):Ii-Ixiii. Article.
“El reloj no marca las doce.” El Cid: The Citadel XXVI (Summer 2016): xvii-xxiii. Short story.
“De la idea al mito: La importancia de crear símbolos para una revolución.” El Cid: The Citadel XXVI (2016): xxxviii-lv. Article.
“Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez. Identity in Latin American and Latina Literature: The Struggle to Self-Define in a Global Era Where Space, Capitalism, and Power Rule.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 70.1 (Spring 2016): 115-16. Book Review.
“Leila Gómez, Asunción Horno-Delgado, Mary K. Long, y Núria Silleras-Fernández, eds. Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 69.2 (Fall 2015): 270-72. Book Review.

Theatre and Performance Productions Sponsored by UW-Madison:

February 28-March 1, 2020. María 1. El amor de las luciérnagas by Alejandro Ricaño (full production). – March 9, 2019. La Monica. The Gardens of Aztlan by Luis Alfaro (full production). – December 8, 2018. Creator and performer. “One Dot, Un Niño”. Data Vaudevilles: Bits and Bytes -May 4-5, 2018 Lead actress. Antígona: las voces que incendian el desierto by Perla de la Rosa (full production).