Assistant Professor of Spanish
My general interests center on the intersection of urban space, power, and aesthetic representations of poverty in Latin America’s Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile) from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. I have presented works on urban sites of memory, shantytown hip hop, and literary (re)interpretations of space in Buenos Aires. My scholarly work extends from these interests and responds to questions of urban inclusivity among marginalized sectors in Buenos Aires during the beginning of the twentieth century. Furthermore, it interrogates cultural production from these sectors and how they have shaped our vision(s) of Buenos Aires and other Latin American megacities over the course of the last century as well as how these visions may or may not challenge those of the dominant discourse. While my scholarship primarily focuses on literature, I include a diverse portfolio of other forms of cultural production such as music, cinema, journalism, visual and haptic art, and others.
Prior to joining the faculty at Eckerd College, I taught at Villanova University just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Latin American literature and culture
- urban space and power
- urban poverty
- gender and identity politics
- ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and cli(mate)-fi(ction)
- “The Escape Ar(l)tist: Roberto Arlt and Cultural Nationalism in 1920s Buenos Aires.” Confluencia 32.1
(Fall 2016), pp. 59-69.