Memory and memory loss in close relationships, cultural meta-narratives and archetypes of aging, old age, Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving, and portrayals of old age and relationships in popular culture, literature, drama, autobiography and memoir. Published in the areas of aging, narrative, moral reasoning, and policies and practices related to the care of the frail elderly.
Historian, professor, and author working on history and memory of slavery in the Atlantic world.
Modern Spanish culture, popular culture, gender, memory studies
Galician Studies, Iberian Studies, Migration Studies, Catalan Studies, Memory Studies.
Contemporary literatures; critical theory; Holocaust studies; postcolonial studies; memory studies.
nineteenth-century American literature, memory, Civil War, geography
Jean Rhys, Vladimir Nabokov, narratology, modernism, multiculturalism, memory
Research 20th-21st Century Latin American Narrative, Modern and Contemporary Mexican NovelInterests Mexican modernity; representations of urban space in the Latin American novel; the novel as social mapping; formation and preservation of collective memory after traumatic historical moments (i.e. Tlatelolco in Mexico and Southern Cone dictatorships); cognitive approaches to individual and shared memory; (dys)functions of memorials and museums; narratives on class, gender, and migration; religious syncretism; poetry (as performance).