Personal Office Hours:
Monday 4:00 - 5:00 and Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 and by appointment.
- A.B., Oberlin College, 1998
- M.A., M.Phil, Yale University, 2001
- Ph.D., Yale University, 2007
I teach all areas of modern and contemporary (19th-21st century) Latin American literature and culture, as well as courses in Comparative Literature, literary analysis and theory.
Courses I teach:
- FYSP 073: Radical Reading and Writing: Imagination in the World
- HISP 202: Intermediate Spanish I
- HISP 203: Intermediate Spanish II
- HISP 306: Introduction to Literary Analysis in Hispanic Literatures
- HISP 318: Survey of Latin American Literature: Youth in Revolt
- HISP 324: Popular Culture in Latin America
- HISP 335: Melodrama and Cultural Anxiety in Latin America
- HISP 402/CMPL 402: Avant-Garde in América
- HISP 403/CMPL 403: Avant-Garde in América (LxC Spanish-language Discussion)
- HISP 421: Julio Cortázar’s Rayuela
- LATS 100: Introduction to Latin American Studies
Research and teaching interests:
20th and 21st century Latin American and comparative literature; literary and cultural theory; North and South American Yiddish theater; popular and avant-garde theater; pop culture; continental and American philosophy; music and music theory; Gender Studies; Diaspora Studies
Fictions of the Bad Life: The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature, 1880–2010 (Ohio State UP, 2014)
“In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Roberto Arlt’s El fabricante de fantasmas as Minoritarian Cultural Production in 1930s América.” Política Común (forthcoming).
“Reconsidering Anti-Semitism and White Slavery in Contemporary Historical Fiction about Argentina.” Comparative Literature 63(3): 2011: 307-327.
“¿Cuánto cuesta el presente? El tiempo de la prostitución en Santa.” Rafael Olea Franco, ed. Santa, Santa nuestra (México: Colegio de México, 2005): 159-170.