About Ana Isabel Cornide
Ana Cornide, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Her specializations include: Spanish and Latin American Literature, critical service learning, performance studies, border studies, and globalization.
The Empty Chairs Project, based on an idea by Chris Tanz, interprets the hopes and dreams of the still-missing 43 undergraduates of Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College in Iguala Guerrero, Mexico. Community members and local groups created dozens of chairs that honor the lives and aspirations of the 43 innocent young men. Each chair was decorated and personalized with biographical information about each student. The Empty Chairs Project is an art-based campaign that supported the world premiere of the play, Digna by Patricia Davis in February 2017 and sponsored by a grant from Digna Theater Incorporated.
Photo courtesy of Mette Brogden
Photo by Julius Schlosburg