The Hemispheric Institute's focus on emobidied practice requires innovative methodologies for dissemination. We are actively exploring a range of publications that span from traditional print media, to born-digital projects and hybrid models.


e-misférica is a biannual, peer reviewed, online journal published by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. The journal publishes scholarly essays, multimedia artist presentations, and book and performance reviews; we publish materials in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, exploring intersections of performance and politics in the Americas. Past issues have focused on topics such as performance and democracy, Native American performance, sexualities and politics in the Americas, performance and the law, border performance, and the political uses of affect.

Books Published

The Institute has sponsored single-author and edited volumes, such as Performing Religion in the Americas: Media, Politics and Devlotional Practices of the 21st Century (Sea Gull), the result of a work group; and Cuerpos Políticos, a photography book developed out of an Encuentro exhibit. We also support publications that break new ground, such as Teorías de Performance (Fondo de Cultura Económica), the first performance studies reader in Spanish. Additionally, we are experimenting with various hybrid publication formats. Books such as Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (Duke UP) and Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance (Michigan UP), combine a traditional print format with an online companion that makes a variety of digital resources available to readers.