I have taught and written about Latin American literature from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. My focus has been on North/South cultural relations, literature and politics, gender theory and culture. My most recent book is titled The Senses of Democracy: Perceptions, Politics, and Culture in Latin America (2018), a study of the representation of the senses during moments of crisis in Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present.
Research Expertise and Interest
gender theory, culture, globalization, comparative literature, Spanish, Latin American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, comparative North and South literatures