- Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University, 1980
- Master of Arts, Yale University, 1991
- Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1994
Selected publications See the full list:
Latin American Fiction and the Narratives of the Perverse: Paper Dolls and Spider Women (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
"The Anxiety of the Avunculate: Lezama Lima Reads Martía and Casal," Latin American Literary Review 33.66 (2005): 145-174.
"John Rechy," for Latino and Latina Writers, Alan West, ed. (Scribner's and Gale Group, 2004).
"César Aira's Life in Pink: Beyond Gender Games in Cómo me hice monja," Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, XXV.2 (2001): 259-76.
"Deleitando, dilatando, delatando: Una multiplicidad de lectores para El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes," Revista Iberoamericana, 62.175 (1996): 335-60.
"Melancolía Porteña' and Survivor's Guilt: A Benjaminian Reading of Cortázar's El examen," Latin American Literary Review XXIII.46 (1995): 5-32.
(With Jorge Salessi) "For Carnival, Clinic, and Camera: Fin-de-Siècle Argentine Drag Culture Performs 'Woman,"' in Diana Taylor and Juan Villegas, ed., Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality and Theatricality in Latin/o America, Duke University Press, 1994, 257-74.
Post-Dictatorship Southern Cone Literature
Surrealism and Other Avant-Garde Latin American Prose
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Queer and Psychoanalytic Theory in Latin America
The Novelists of "El Boom" (Cortázar, García Marquez, Donoso, Fuentes)
Theories of Modernism and Post-Modernism
U.S. Latino Literatures and Cultures
Literature and Politics of Central America
Courses taught in past years:
CMPL 200 Introduction to Comparative Literature
HISP 202 Intermediate Spanish I
HISP 318 Survey of Spanish Literature II
HISP 322 Visions of Mexican Women
HISP 335 Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Narrative (in English)
HISP 355 The New Hollywood-Mexico Connection (in English)
HISP 422 Literature and Politics of Central America
HISP 435 Islands of History: Twentieth Century Cuban and Puerto Rican Literature
HISP 436 Literatures of the Dirty Wars
HISP 452 After Boom and Bust: Latin American Literature Since 1987
HISP 458 Fantasy and Violence in Argentine Literature, 1930-1955
FYSP 150 Questioning Reality: The North and South American Fantastic (in English)
FYSP 151 Surrealist Prose of the Americas (in English)