Maria M. Delgado is Professor of Theatre & Screen Arts at Queen Mary University of London and co-editor of the Routledge theatre journal Contemporary Theatre Review. She is also a contributing editor of Western European Stages and TheatreForum. Her books on Spanish culture include ‘OTHER’ SPANISH THEATRES: ERASURE AND INSCRIPTION ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY SPANISH STAGE (MUP 2003), FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA (Routledge 2008), three co-edited volumes for Manchester University Press, two collections of translations for Methuen and a further co-edited volume, Contemporary European Theatre Directors, published by Routledge in 2010. She has translated works by Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Susana Torres-Molina, Mario Benedetti and Ricardo Sued. Her translations of VALLE-INCLÁN and KOLTÈS are published by Methuen.
Her theatre and opera criticism is regularly published in Plays International and Western European Stages. She has been a programme advisor to the London Film Festival since 1997 and writes and broadcasts on film for Sight and Sound and a range of BBC Radio programmes. She has conducted public interviews with many leading filmmakers including Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Saura and Julio Medem and has served on a range of juries and panels -- including the Rolex 2001-02 Mentor and Protégé Nominating Panel and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Music, Drama and Dance Research Awards panel (2005-08). She is currently Chair of the Board of ATC (Actors Touring Company), a member of the Leverhulme Trust’s Advisory Panel, an Assessor for Arts Council England, and Chair of subpanel D:35 (Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts) for the Higher Education Funding’s Council REF2014. She received the Orden de Isabel la Catolíca in 2003 and the Premi Memorial Joan B. Cendrós in 2008.