Associate Professor of Spanish, Department Chair
Room 402 Comenius Hall
(610) 625-7782

EDUCATION: B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

INTERESTS: Modern and contemporary Latin American literature, film, and culture; Southern Cone literature; Caribbean literature; questions of mourning, cultural memory, agency and fiction; representations of indigenous communities in the Southern Cone. Her current research focuses on how narratives of belonging in recent mapuche film, literature and cultural journalism can contribute to discussions of counter - cartographies, decolonial practices, epistemic agency and cultural memory.


Re-mapping Argentine Post-dictatorship Narratives in Albertina Carri’s Los rubios. Latin American Literary Review. 39.77 (2011): 45-63.

Writing Resistance through Melancholy: Reinaldo Arenas’s El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas and Otra vez el mar. MLN, Hispanic Issue. 123 (2008): 308-330.

Negotiating the Abyss: The Narration of Mourning in Sergio Chejfec’s Los planetas. Latin American Literary Review, 35.70 (2007): 88-105.