Kaitlin M. Murphy is currently an assistant professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, faculty in the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and affiliated faculty in Latin American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. She is on the Executive Committee of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, where she co-leads the Hemi Pedagogy Executive Council Subcommittee in developing initiatives that intersect digital media, pedagogy, performance and politics. She is a committee member on the Hemispheric Studies Forum of the Modern Languages Association, and she is also a council member of the Visual Culture section of the Latin American Studies Association. She holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies and M.A. in Visual Culture, both from New York University.