About

I research and write about Irish-Latin American relations, artwork in the international organizations, and links between food and music. Born in Argentina, I studied agronomy and became aware of the amazing complexity of the biological environments in which we live in. Then I worked in the corporate world in the United States and in Latin America. I acquired first-hand knowledge of how capitalist values work in the real world. After moving to Europe, I joined an international organization in Geneva (the WTO) as publishing manager. As co-founder of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) and the first editor of its journal I was able to study trans-Atlantic migrations, especially the Irish in Latin America. During a period as invited professor at University of Cape Verde, I edited a multi-author collection of essays about the relations between food and music. More recently, I researched and published works about the history of architecture and works of art in the Centre William Rappard of Geneva. In the near future, I hope to study the culture and practice the music of the Gnawa people in Essaouira, Morocco (cover image: “In GATT We (T)rust” by Claude Namy, 1966).

Education

PhD University of Zurich (Romanisches Seminar), M.A. University of Geneva (English, Spanish, General linguistics).

Other Publications

Becoming Irlandés: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina, 1844-1912 (Buenos Aires: Literature of Latin America, 2006). Also published in Spanish as Devenir irlandés (Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, 2004).

Becoming gauchos ingleses: Diasporic models in Irish-Argentine Literature (Palo Alto, California USA: Academica Press, 2009).

Centre William Rappard: Home of the World Trade Organization, Geneva, co-authored with Joëlle Kuntz (Geneva: WTO Publications, 2011).

Symphony of Flavors: Food and music in concert, as editor (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).

Ireland and the Americas: Culture, politics and history, advisory board member and contributor (Santa Barbara, California USA: ABC-CLIO, 2008).

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