Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures


  • The historical novel in Latin America.
  • Theories of historical and narrative representation.
  • Colonial, early postcolonial, and twentieth-century Latin American political and intellectual history.
  • Dictatorship and political violence especially in the Southern Cone, the Andean Region and Cuba.
  • Migrant and diasporic cultures, especially Latin American, US Latino, and Peninsular Jewish studies.
  • Mexican Literature and film.

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish.
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Essay and Narrative.
  • Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater. 
  • River Plate Writers.
  • World Vision of the Andes.
  • War of the Latin American Worlds.
  • Imaginary Cities/Real Cities in Latin America.
  • Past and Present: Historical Novels in Latin America.
  • Mexican Fictions: voices from the border.
  • Spanish Non-Fiction Writing Workshop.
  • Ghosts in Mexican Literature.
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  • PhD, Cornell University, 2009
  • MA, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2002
  • BA, Universidad de Lima, Facultad de Comunicaciones, 1998