Alícia Hernàndez Grande earned her BA in English and Theatre from Rice University and her MA in Theatre History and Dramaturgy at the University of Houston. Her dissertation project considers the development of Catalan cultural identity and independence politics through theatre, spectacle, and public protest. Her project and research interests also intersect with historical memory, trauma, and public spectacle. Other research interests include sports, including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, and Formula 1. She is affiliated with the British Studies cluster and with Northwestern’s The Writing Place.