Research Interests:

The majority of my research is centered around the Latin American detective novel, and in particular the “true crime” narrative in Latin America. To read a little about this research, click on the link to read an abstract of my dissertation.

I am currently focusing on film studies, and in particular the representations of war in Hispanic film. During the summer of 2012, I will be writing an article on two contemporary Spanish films, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Last Circus (see “Upcoming Conference!” for the title). I will also be blogging my summer research- to read that blog, click on the “Here Be Monsters” tab at the top of the page.

Conference Presentations:

Upcoming Conference! “Franco’s Monsters: Childhood, Fantasy and Monstrosity in Pan’s Labyrinth and The Last Circus.” Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boulder, CO, October 11-13, 2012.

“Political Bodies: Imagining the Cadaver in Bolaño’s 2666 and Estrella distante.” Presented at the Brown University Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference, Providence, RI, October 29-30, 2010.

“Testimony and Tragic Vision in Crónica de una muerte anunciada.” Presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 16-18, 2009.

“Rodolfo Walsh and the Mystery of History.” Presented at the Boston College Romance Language and Literatures Conference, Boston, April 3-4, 2009.

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