I specialize in Latin American intellectual and cultural history. My research explores the relationship between lettered and performative cultures in the region, through the lenses of media aesthetics, postcolonialism, and race studies. At CUNY Hostos, I teach courses exploring the history, politics, and cultural diversity of Latin American and Caribbean peoples and their diasporas. My classes combine historiographical discussions with the close reading of texts, images, and videos. I have received the 2018 Sylvia Molloy Award for Outstanding Dissertation from NYU, and have been awarded fellowships and grants from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the Tinker Foundation, Emory University, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.



  • Ph.D. New York University, NY
  • B.A. PUCP


Latin American Intellectual and Cultural History; Latin American Historiography; Lettered and Performative Cultures; History of Writing Media (Manuscript, Print, and Digital Media); Visual Studies; Media Aesthetics; Latin American Independences and the Age of Revolutions; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Critical Race Studies in the Americas.


  • “Painting Words, Drawing Republics: Embodied Arts and New Beginnings in Simón Rodríguez” Hispanic Review, Volume 87, Number 2 (2019), pp. 133-158.
  • "Outrageous Palimpsests: Textual Overlaps, Visual Regimes, and Graffiti in Euclides da Cunha's Os sertões (1902)" Chasqui: Revisita de Literatura Latinoamericana 48.1 (2019), pp. 224-242.
  • Book review: Briggs, Ronald. The Moral Electricity of Print: Transatlantic Education and the Lima Women’s Circuit, 1876-1910. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2017. TRANSMODERNITY: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, 2018
  • "Un impasse en la gramática moral de los cuerpos: criminología, traducción cultural y tatuajes" A Contracorriente: Journal of Social History and Literature in Latin America. Vol 14: 2 (2017), pp. 115-134.
  • Habitus republicano: la política y la estética de las costumbres en el siglo XIX hispanoamericano” Revisitar el costumbrismo: cosmopolitismo, pedagogías y modernización en Iberoamérica. Frankfurt am Main; Oxford; New York: Peter Lang, 2015. pp. 95-117.

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