María José Sánchez Montes has been a Tenure Professor in the University of Granada since 2007 where she teaches Literary Theory and Theatre Theory. She obtained her Phd in 2001 with a dissertation on the role of the body in the theories of some of the most prominent theatre theorists of the 20th century. It was published as a book in 2004 under the title, "El cuerpo como signo". Her latest research interests range from Federico García Lorca´s Yerma and its performances, the International Theatre Festival of Granada and the contemporary spanish theatre director Sara Molina or the presence of Tadeusz Kantor in Spain. Since 2008 she has overseen the University of Granada's cultural programming and is responsible for more than 200 cultural activities annually, among them an International University Theatre Festival launched on her initiative.