Associate Professor and Director. Patricia Rodríguez was born in Madrid, Spain, where she got her B.A. in English Philology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She later received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2002 she has taught courses on Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture at different institutions, such as Williams College, UC Berkeley, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Middlebury College School in Spain. Since 2007 she has participated in the Madrid Travel Study Program at UC Berkeley as assistant and later as program director. She also directed for a number of years UC Berkeley’s Global Internship Program in Madrid. Her research interests are 20th Century Spanish Literature and Film, the Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War, Cultural Studies, and Performance Theory.