Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliated with Literature and Critical Theory and Cinema Studies
Bio & Research
My driving interest is in experiments in form and communication found in critical writing, new memoir, and other forms of creative nonfiction writing that seeks to engage with theoretical concepts while writing for a broader public. My forthcoming book, Take Her, She’s Yours, is a series of lyric essays about sex, power, feminism and its limits, self-narrativizing, psychoanalysis, and relationality. One of my areas is Latin American visual art, cinema, and literature, but I consider myself to be a true comparatist, constantly seeking to understand interactions and influences that are not limited by national boundaries. In my graduate seminars I engage in a variety of critical exercises in order to formulate a praxis of engagement that is less hampered by the urge to interpret than it is driven by an attention to form and possibility.
Research Interests: Gender studies, affect and queer theory, new media, film, psychoanalysis, literature, and visual art. Creative non-fiction and experimental critical writing.