I study the Spanish-Caribbean, continental Caribbean, and Brazil, specifically how the cultural expressions (literature, film, music) from these areas are immersed, or resist to be immersed, in a cosmopolitan logic which translates and creates a simplified structure of critical reception for them. My work engages with a long tradition of Latin American thought as well as continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, and anthropology, examining questions of high and low art, the idea of the popular, the hyper and translocal, and the intellectual life of minoritized subjects. I have published on social theorist Alejandro Moreno and on Afro-Venezuelan music. Currently, I am working on a project focused on poetry, landscape, and class in contemporary Venezuela, where I analyze the work of Igor Barreto, Yolanda Pantin and Armando Reverón, among others.


Department of Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of California Irvine

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington

PhD, University of California Irvine, Comparative Literature, 2022
M.A., Kingston University, Philosophy and Critical Theory, 2012
B.A., Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Psychology, 2009