Javier Cienfuegos is a senior Edward A. Bouchet Fellow in Yale College majoring in Theater Studies and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration. He is interested in Latino identity formation through cultural production, particularly in theater and performance art. His current research deals with the early work of El Teatro Campesino from 1965-1971 as a leftist, anti-racist intervention in literary and dramatic forms.
Javier is originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, and comes to Yale by way of Pasadena, California where he spent his youth and adolescence. He is a graduate of Pasadena's Polytechnic School.
At Yale, he is involved in movements for social justice, theatrical lighting design, and independent academic research.