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Assistant Professor of Spanish


Ph. D.  In Romance Languages and Literatures - Spanish
University of Michigan, August 2014
Dissertation:  Fantasies of Independence and Their Latin American Legacies
(Director:  Gareth Williams)

B.A. in Philosophy and Spanish, Magna Cum Laude
State University of New York at Buffalo, June 2004

Research Interests

19th, 20th, and 21st - Century Latin American Literature and Culture
The Conceptual History of Nature
Political Romanticism
Nation-State Formation


As an undergraduate at SUNY Buffalo he edited and published the poetry journal Poems for Scott Norwood.  He is the author of articles such as "The Natural History of Latin American Independence," published in CR:  The New Centennial Review, and "Paraguayan Realism as Cruelty in Gabriel Casaccia's El guajhu," in Authoritarianism, Cultural History and political Resistance in Latin America:  Exposing Paraguay.  He is currently working on a book,  Nature Fantasies:  Ideology and Return in Latin America.