I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures at SUNY-Geneseo in Geneseo, NY. My research interests broadly include 20th- and 21st-century Latin American narrative, with a specialization in Mexican narrative and prose from all historical eras. These interests also encompass the intersection of history, politics, and memory in Latin American historiography, marginal genres such as science-fiction, the literature of Jewish Latin America, and modern critical theory. My present research focuses on the ways historical bodies are deployed to formulate and question conceptions of the nation in recent Mexican historiographic metafiction. I defended my dissertation, titled “Bodies of Evidence: The Grotesque Body and the Reconﬁguration of Nation in Mexican Historiographic Metafiction,” at Brown University in December 2012, and am currently working toward expanding this research into manuscript form.
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