My research and teaching interests lie in the intersections of contemporary Latin American literature and film, the cultural politics of emotion, human rights narratives, ecocriticism, and critical theory. I have taught Latin American culture and Spanish at Colby College, Loyola University Maryland, and UConn.
I received my Ph.D. in Spanish studies with specialization in Latin American Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from the University of Connecticut. At UConn, I was the president of LANGSA, the Languages Graduate Student Association, during the academic year 2016-2017. I also co-founded and was the co-editor in chief of UConn’s first open-access academic journal, The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal. I earned an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo and a BA in philosophy from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
My radio shows “Bailando McOndo” (co-produced as a podcast with my students), “Radio ciudad perdida,” and “Rutas Centro-Sur”, on Latin American & Latinx music and culture, aired at Radiolex, WMBH Waterville, WHUS Storrs, and WRFL Lexington.
In this website, you will find information about my teaching experience, my past and current research, and my public scholarship.
If you are interested in collaborations on any of these research or teaching topics, please feel free to contact me.