Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
- Ph.D. 1998 (Comparative Literature), Columbia University; B.A. 1985 (History; English), Tufts University.
Modern Language Association, Latin American Studies Association, Caribbean Studies Association
Areas of Research/Interest: Comparative studies of the Americas, theory and history of the novel, Cuban and Caribbean Culture, nationhood and imperialism, syncretism and visual culture, memory and popular culture, national poets, public intellectuals and cultural genealogies, U.S. Latino cultures, North-South studies/cultural politics of the global South, gender and narrative, psychoanalysis and social mythologies.
Select Publications:Editor, José Martí: Revolution, Politics and Letters. A two volume anthology prepared for the Oxford Library of Latin America. Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2004.
"Houses Divided: Social Crisis and Genealogical Memory in Novels of the Americas"
"Cubanologies: Patriotic Aesthetics, Visual Imaginaries and the Dialectics of National Culture"
"¿Quién tiró la bomba,? The Trio Matamoros and Musical Choteo in Machado's Cuba," commissioned for Tim Reiss, editor, Music and Literature, forthcoming, 2003.
"Picturing Havana: History, Vision, and the Scramble for Cuba," Nepantla 3.3., November 2002.
"Imbunches and Other Monsters: Enemy Legends and Underground Histories in the Works of José Donoso and Catalina Parra" Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Volume 10, Number 3, 2001.
Public Intellectuals, Cultural Revolutions: A Conversation with Jean Franco," IberoAmericana, September, 2001.