Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature,
and of Film and Media Studies, Spanish Program Head
PhD Cornell University
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century Hispanic literatures and cultures; literary theory; Frankfurt School; European philosophical traditions in Latin America; Latin American cinema; the visual arts; the Baroque and Neo-Baroque; the Gothic tradition
420 Lattimore Hall
- “From Utopia to Uchronia: Afterimages of Revolutionary History in Contemporary Mexican Film,” Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema, 13.1 (2015), forthcoming. Co-written with Claudia Schaefer.
- “Magic Mexican Modernity: The Shifting Image of the Witch and Witchcraft in the Movies,” The Supernatural Revamped, eds. Barbara Brodman and James Doan (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), 2015. Co-written with Claudia Schaefer.
- Mexico’s Ruins: Juan García Ponce and the Writing of Modernity (SUNY Press, 2007).
- “The Sublime Vampire: Transparency, Melodrama, and the mise-en-scène of three Mexican Vampire Films,” The Universal Vampire Series, eds. Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan, 2 vols. (2011). Co-written with Claudia Schaefer.
- “Seduction, Constellation, Illumination: The Afterlife of Walter Benjamin in the Writings of Sergio Pitol,” Discourse (University of Michigan), 32.1 (Winter 2010), 117–37, special issue on the influence of Walter Benjamin in Latin America, eds. Carl Good and David Kelman.
- “All Streetcars are Named Desire: The Lost Cities of Juan García Ponce's Personas, lugares y anexas,” The New Centennial Review, 5.3 (Spring 2006), 36–64, ed. David Johnson.
- Mexico, DF: The Global Metropolis
- Brazilian Culture and Literature
- Mexican Film
- Hispanic Short Story
- Cuba at a Crossroads
- Latin American Film