Glenda Yael Nieto Cuebas
Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
B.A., Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
M.A., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her upper level courses, publications, and research focus on studying Early Modern Spanish Literature, especially 17th century theatre and its contemporary productions. Due to the complexity these texts can convey for undergraduate students, in her classes she often employs hands-on and project-based assignments to help learners obtain a better understanding of this literature and also to have unique and engaging experiences that would be difficult to access otherwise. She has designed numerous academic projects and worked one-on-one with many students interested in Early Modern Spanish Theatre. Some of these collaborations include: adapting, producing and performing plays for a live audience; an Internship focused on translating and adapting medieval romances for a professional shadow puppet show; Theory to Practice Grants and Student Independent Projects Grants that have included research, travel to theatre festivals (in Spain and the U.S) and workshops with international theatre companies (from Spain and Mexico); and presenting at professional conferences with students, among others.
Dr. Nieto-Cuebas is the co-editor of the volume Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theatre (University of Toronto Press) and has published in several peer reviewed journals, including Comedia Performance and e-Humanista. She is working on pedagogical projects and publications focused on how experiential learning can help students better analyze Hispanic classical theatre through non-traditional means. Additionally, she is studying how COVID-19 brought significant changes to the theatre industry, and has forced practitioners to re-invent the way they produce, collaborate, and create. This research will be published in 2022, as part of a special volume of Romance Quarterly. Dr. Nieto-Cuebas is also a board member and Vice President-elect for Membership and Registration of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theatre (AHCT).
Areas of Interest/Expertise
Early Modern Spanish Literature
Spanish Baroque Theater