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Enzo E. Vasquez Toral

Enzo E. Vasquez Toral is a theater director, scholar, and performer originally from Peru. His doctoral work focuses on queer and trans engagement in patron-saint fiestas, folklore, and religiosity in the Andes, with a special focus on the theorization of ritual cross-dressing from queer and trans perspectives through ethnographic and historiographical methods. He has presented his academic and performance work in conference and theater festivals in Latin America, the United States and Europe; most recently, he has been touring his solo performed-ethnography piece Cuir Devotion. His academic work in English and Spanish has been published or is forthcoming in publications such as Modern DramaEl AltoKeywords;For Further Consideration, and several edited volumes. He currently serves as Assistant Chair for the Public Affairs Residential College at Northwestern, and as Graduate Representative for the Performance Studies Focus Group in the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Enzo holds MA degrees from Northwestern University and Princeton University, and a BA from Harvard University. Formerly, he was a Graduate Fellow at Northwestern’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), a Harvard Artistic Development Fellow in Brazil, and the Director and Founder of Princeton University’s Spanish Theater group. Before coming to Northwestern, Enzo was an Exchange Scholar in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University.