Julie Ann Ward received her PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Her stay at UC MEXUS focused on contemporary Mexican documentary theatre, part of a larger research project on contemporary Latin American documentary theatre. During her stay at UC MEXUS she taught the inaugural UC MEXUS-UCR Undergraduate Research Scholar Seminar, “Staging Reality in Mexico.” As part of the course events, UC MEXUS invited Mexican documentary theatre company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol to Riverside to present Montserrat and a new project, El camino donde nosotros lloramos. Products of Dr. Ward's research stay include an article, “Staging Postmemory: Self-representation and Parental Biographying in Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol’s El rumor del incendio,” published in the Spring 2014 edition of Latin American Theatre Review, as well as presentations at the XX Annual Juan-Bruce Novoa Mexican Studies Conference at the University of California, Irvine; the 2014 Latin American Studies Association International Congress in Chicago; the American Comparative Literature Association 2014 Annual Meeting and the 2014 Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. While at UC MEXUS, Dr. Ward accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma.