Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
Geocriticism and Ecocriticism
Latin American and Indian Cultural Encounters
Women Artists in the Global South
Spanish-Language Instruction and Foreign Language Pedagogy
“Building Heterotopias in Fresa y chocolate: Entering the Cuban Revolution Otherwise.” Hipertexto (forthcoming Issue 20).
“Mapmaking, Rubbertapping: Cartography and Social Ecology in Euclides da Cunha’s The Amazon: Land Without History.” Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014: 161-177.
“Werner Herzog as Double Translator: Thinking from Subalternity in Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism 5.9 (2013): Article 3.
"The Language of Abjection: Poetic Logic and Impurity in Clarice Lispector." Hipertexto 15 (2012): 19-31.
“Sarmiento the Geographer: Unearthing the Literary in Facundo.” MLN 126 (2011): 259-88.
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