Angela Marino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. She received her PhD from New York University. Her areas of research include: Performance and Political Theory; Fiesta and Carnival of Latin/o America; Popular Performance; and Latin American Studies. Professor Marino is co-editor of Festive Devils in the Americas in Richard Schechner’s Enactments Series (Seagull Press, distributed by University of Chicago Press, 2015) and is published in the Latin American Theater Review (2008), Harvard Revista (2014), e-misférica Journal of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (2013) and Cultural Anthropology (2014). Marino's book, Populism and Performance in the Bolivarian Revolution was published by Northwestern University Press in 2018. Marino is also advisor to the Teatro at Cal project.
Beatriz Herrera is a graduate of UC Berkeley's Master's in Latin American Studies Program. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Latin American Studies at Vassar College in New York. She has spent 10 years organizing low-income Black and Latino families in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and helped pass the CA Domestic Worker Bill of Rights in 2013 and win the Free Muni for Youth Campaign in 2014. She wrote her thesis on women weaver's strategies for producing craft in Oaxaca, Mexico. Currently, she lives and organizes in San Francisco.
Marcelo Felipe Garzo Montalvo (Mapuche/Mexica) is an artist, musician, activist, educator and PhD Candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. He has organized as a cultural activist in movements for food sovereignty, environmental justice, healing justice and indigenous decolonization over the past 10 years. His current research traces how indigenous youth and elders are envisioning and enacting indigenous futures through the arts and spiritual activism.
Isaias Guzman is an undergraduate student in Chicano Studies and Political Science at UC Berkeley. His focus of study is on race, gender, and sexuality with an emerging interest in queer of color aesthetics, space, and embodied cultural memory. Isaias is an inter- and multi- disciplinary scholar-activist working in the fields of education, public health, law and government, and the arts. He organized with queer and trans* youth for racial and gender justice in the public education system across local, state, and national boundaries; He developed safe sex curriculum for queer and trans* youth of color with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, PrEP/PEP, and youth rights; He has organized to pass LGBTQ-inclusive laws and policies in California and nation-wide. Currently, he is focused on completing his undergraduate career and transitioning into a graduate program in Performance and Cultural Studies.