B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky
Green Hall 434 D
Assistant Professor of Spanish
My research and teaching interests focus on the 20th and 21st century Latin American women’s literary, cultural, and film productions.
Much of my current research deals with Latin American women’s writing in general and Argentine filmmaking in particular. I have written and continue to do research on Luisa Valenzuela, Diamela Eltit, Albertina Carri, Lucía Puenzo, Lucrecia Martel, and Julia Solomonoff, among others.
In addition to these academic pursuits, I have conducted and published on several human rights-related projects at home and abroad. Interspersed with my academic career, I have been seconded to work at The United Nations Security Council, The International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. I also enjoy participating in the Albright Institute. These undertakings have remained an inspirational force for meaningful interdisciplinary research and teaching projects.
Apart from language courses, my teaching experiences include courses on Latin American literature, women’s urban narrative, short story, poetry, film and human rights.
Selected Publications and Forthcoming Work:
Contemporary Argentine Women Filmmakers: Memory, Loss and Desire (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan)
“Gastón Biraben’s Cautiva: An Instance of Enduring Grief.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (forthcoming 2015).
“The Social Spaces in Mutation in Albertina Carri’s La rabia.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (forthcoming 2015).
“Seeing Voices: Srebrenica’s Filaments of Memory.” Stitching Resistance. Ed. Marjorie Agosín. Tunbridge Wells: Solis Press, 2014. 73-86.
“Poetry as Renewal in Marjorie Agosín’s Madre, háblanos de la guerra.” World Literature Today 88. 3 (May 2014): here.
“The In-betwixt Self: Ariel Dorfman’s Feeding on Dreams.” Human Rights Quarterly 34. 2 (2012): 570-78.
“A Note from Bosnia and Herzegovina: Leading a Displaced Life.” Human Rights Quarterly 33. 2 (May 2011): 397-201.
“Mapping Urban Sites of Resistance in Diamela Eltit’s Los vigilantes.” Confluencia 25. 2 (Spring 2010): 122-130.
“Sexing of the City: Desire, Memory and Trauma in Luisa Valenzuela’s La travesía.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 60. 2 (December 2007): 205-19.