Bibiana Diaz completed her Ph.D. with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Irvine, with the specialization in Latin American literature and theater, and an emphasis in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has taught language, literature, theater, and culture courses at UC Irvine, the Department of World Languages and Literatures at California State University, San Bernardino. At this institution, she is also the director of the student theater group Acto Latino: Teatro Universitario en Espanol. Her research on Colombian fiction and theater focuses on issues of gender, homosexuality, social discrimination, human rights violations and violence, addressing, specifically, how particular works have been instrumental in re-defining the margins, and questioning the hegemonic notion of national identity. She also has written on Latin American queer literature and Theater. She has presented papers for the American Comparative Literature Association, the Latin American Studies Association, the LAGO Conference, the UCI Mexican Conference, the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS), and at the international conferences in Cadiz, Spain, and Rio de Janerio, Brazil. in addition to her research and teaching, she is also a member of the editorial board for the journal Gestos, Revistas de teoria y practica de teatro hispanico.