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 in 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. Before joining Middlebury, she directed two summer programs in Madrid from UC Berkeley. Her research interests are 20th Century Spanish Literature and Film, the Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War, Cultural Studies, and Performance Theory. She is author of La reinvención de la identidad española durante la Segunda República (Las Misiones Pedagógicas y el teatro profesional en las tablas madrileñas).