Leora Baum

lbaum@uchicago.edu
Research Interests: Golden Age theater; Theater in Latin America; Visual and spatial aspects of theater; Restaging and adaptation of theatrical works; Performance in the context of political violence and resistance; Digital Humanities

Leora Baum completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis. Her undergraduate research examined the cultural and political implications of performances of Golden Age plays in Chile under Pinochet, with a focus on two distinct iterations of Calderon's "La vida es sueño" in 1974 and 1988. While living in Chile, she worked on linguistic models for natural language processing in Spanish. Her research interests include theater and performance, Golden Age theater, staging as a form of translation, scenography, and performance as protest and resistance; she is also interested in exploring the Digital Humanities and the potential applications of digital tools in humanities research.