Latin American, Caribbean and Latino literatures and cultures, Colonial Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Postcolonial and Decolonial studies, Sexuality and Trans Studies
Latin American Studies, Hemispheric and Inter-American literatures, Latino / Latina Literature, Chicano/ Chicana Studies, Caribbean Literature, Intersection of Literature and Visual Art, Postcolonial Studies
Poetry, Hemispheric Studies (Latino/a, Latin American, Native American, Colonial US Literatures), Young Adult Literature, Literary Translation
Twentieth-century Latin American literature, especially poetry.
The Latino Presence in the U.S.
Twentieth/twenty-first century Latin American and Latino literatures, postcolonial theory and subaltern studies, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino literature and film, critical race theory, Cuban Revolutionary politics, Global South Studies
I am interested in Memory Studies, Queer Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Diaspora Studies, Popular Culture and Latin American and Latino/a Studies
US Latin@ Literature; American and Latin American Studies; Critical, Cultural and Queer Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Intellectual, Cultural and Literary History.
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o history of ideas Space and Political Imaginations Body Politics (Race, Gender, and Sexuality) Affect Theory (Anti)Imperialism
20th/21st century Latin American literature, Chicano/ US Latino literature and culture, Hemispheric American, Film Studies, Theater/ Performance Art, Spanish for Heritage Speakers
My research focuses on the dialogue between gender and genre in literature and the construction of subjectivity. Within the theoretical framework of Lacanian psychoanalysis, feminism, queer theory, and performance, I concentrate on Latin American and Latino film and cultural studies as well as Baroque Spanish drama. I explore representations of women and critical sexualities in Latino cultures as they appear in film, drama, and fiction. While supporting my interest in sexuality as a social construction that takes place when discourse, hegemonic power and desire intersect, this scope allows me to review recent trends in Spanish classical theater and in Latin American cinema.