Lillian Manzor

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-5585
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1988Ph.D. Spanish USC
1978B.A. Spanish and French UM

Professional Experience

2013 - Editorial Board, Cuban Studies
2013 - 2014Co-Chair, Latin American Studies Association, Section on Cuba
2012 - 2013Chair, Latin American Studies Association, Performance Track
2014 - Co-Chair, Caribbean Performativites Research Group, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics
2013 - 2014Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Governance, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics
2011 - Board Member, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Honors & Acknowledgements

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities.”
Summer 2012. ($4,100). “Sites that Speak.”
Coral Gables Cultural Development Board. 2011-12.
($2,500). “Cuban Culture on the Edge.”
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2009, 2011, 2013.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2011.
($166,627 from grant; $427,347 matching funds; Kyle Rimkus co P.I.). “Cuban Theater Digital Archive Grant.”
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “Planning Grant for the University of Miami Cuban Theater Digital Archive.”
Spring 2009. ($48,300; Kyle Rimkus co P.I.)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Workshop participant, “Cuban Music in the Humanities Context.”
2006-07. Florida International University. ($1000)
Center for the Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Group “Digital Humanities.” 2014-15.
Center for Latin American Studies/Cuban Heritage Collection Grant for Course Revision in Support of Undergraduate Research. 2013-14
Provost’s Research Award. Summer 2013
Center for Latin American Studies Travel Grant. 2013
Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship. 2011-12
University of Miami Provost Office, Faculty Learning Community Fellow. 2011.
Center for Latin American Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group “New Technologies in the Caribbean.” 2010.

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Latin American and Latino/a cultures | Performance studies | Gender studies | Literature and the visual arts

Research Projects

Dramaturgy and Literary Advisor

Anna in the Tropics (Nilo Cruz and Carlos Díaz). October-November 2013, Teatro Trianon, Havana and Colony Theater, Miami Beach.

Huevos (Ulises Rodríguez Febles and Alberto Sarraín). November 2013, Akuara Teatro, Miami.

Contigo, pan y cebolla (Héctor Quintero and Alberto Sarraín). April 2013, Akuara Teatro, Miami.

Cartas de amor a Stalin (Juan Mayorga and Alberto Sarraín). April 2012, Teatro Abanico, Miami.

Chamaco (Abel Gonzalez Melo and Alberto Sarraín). October 2009, Latin Quarter Cultural Center, Miami.

Parece Blanca (Abelardo Estorino and Alberto Sarraín). September 2002, Havana’s Teatro Nacional, La Macagua’s Teatro Escambray, Santa Clara’s Teatro de la Caridad, and Matanza’s Teatro Sauto. First Miami-Havana theatrical co-production. Staged by Miami’s La Ma Teodora and Cuba’s National Performing Arts Council, with the collaboration of Miami Light Project, and UM Center for Latin American Studies. (Play and event received over 30 international press reviews and articles.)


"Cincuenta y cinco años de teatro en La Gran Cuba" 4 (La Gaceta de Cuba. 2014).

Manzor, Lillian and Alberto Sarraín, eds Teatro venezolano del siglo XX. La Habana: Editorial Alarcos, Colección Clásicos del Siglo XX (2008).

Manzor, Lillian and Jaime Gómez Triana El Ciervo Encantado: An Altar in the Mangroves ( Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics Tome Press. 2015).

Manzor, Lillian and Alberto Sarraín Teatro cubano actual: Dramaturgia escrita en Estados Unidos (2005).

Arrizón, Alicia and Lillian Manzo Latinas on Stage ( Berkeley: Third Woman Press. 2000).

Manzor-Coats, Lillian Borges/Escher, Cobra/CoBrA: Un encuentro postmoderno (1996).

Lilian Manzor Viajo siempre con la isla en peso Encuentros en la Gran Cuba9-25 (La Habana and Miami: Ediciones Alarcos y Ediciones CTDA. 2019).

Lilian Manzor Ser Cuba Imaginarios cubanos de Melinda López5-13 (2018).

Lilian Manzor Foreign Bodies: Performing Exile Theatre, Reconciliation, and the American Dream in Greater Cuba39-58 (Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Books. 2017).

Lilian Manzor Keywords for Latina/o Studies Latino/a Theater232-235 (2017).

Lilian Manzor El Ciervo Encantado: performance, espacio y lo político11.2 (2014).