I am a scholar of Caribbean, Lusophone African, and Latin American Literatures in Spanish and Portuguese.  I work especially with Global South studies, postcolonial studies, and critical race studies, narrative and cinema.


PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin

MA, Spanish, Middlebury College

BA, Spanish and English, Baylor University


Forms of Disappointment. Cuban and Angolan Narrative After the Cold War. SUNY Press, 2019.

Guest Edited Journal Issue:
Cuba and the Global South. The Global South 13.1 (Spring, 2019 [2020]).

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
“Nicolás Guillén and Poesia Negra de Expressão Portuguesa (1953).” Transatlantic Studies. Iberia, Latin America, Africa. Edited Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, Sebastiaan Faber, Pedro García Caro, and Robert Newcomb. Liverpool University Press, 2019, pp. 386-396.

“Luanda in Santiago and Santiago in Luanda: Trans-Atlantic Dimensions in Cuban and Angolan Poetry.” MLN, vol. 133, no. 5, 2018, pp. 1277-1303.

“Postwar Politics in O herói and Kangamba.” The Global South Atlantic. Ed. Kerry Bystromand Joseph Slaughter. Fordham UP, 2018, pp. 207-224.

“Circling the South Atlantic: Revolution in J. E. Agualusa’s The Year That Zumbi Took Rio.” The Global South vol. 7, no. 2 (2014), pp. 87-109.

“Practices of the Plantation in La loma del ángel.” Studies in Twentieth and
Twenty-first Century Literatures vol. 37, no. 1 (2013), pp. 92-112.

“A Friendship Forged With Blood: Cuban Literature of the Angolan War”. Romance Notes vol. 52, no. 3 (2012), pp. 325-332.

Invited articles/ book chapters:
“La ironía en dos obras de Carpentier: El siglo de las luces y La consagración de la
primavera.” Book chapter in 200/ 100/ 50: Carpentier, la emancipación y las
revoluciones americanas. Letras Cubanas, 2014, pp. 251-264.

“Aguas inquietas: La Kianda en la ficción angoleña contemporánea”. Revolución y
cultura vol. 2013, no. 1, pp. 16-22.

Encyclopedia and Keyword entries:
“Angolan Cinema.” The Literary Encyclopedia. Vol. 8.2.2: Lusophone (Portuguese) and Spanish African Writing and Culture. Ed. Helen Rachel Cousins, Denise Saive, and Maria Tavares. https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19579, 2020.

“Revolution.” Critical Terms in Futures Studies. Ed. Heike Paul. Palgrave MacMillan, 2019, pp. 253-259.

Book Review:
Rothwell, Phillip. Pepetela and the MPLA. Legenda, 2019. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol.
XCVII, no. 6, 2020, pp. 13-14.

“Mário Pinto de Andrade, the Cultural Congress of Havana, and the Role of Culture in the Global South.” Sites of Contest: Cultural Cold War Diplomacy and the Global South, Routledge, Ed. Kerry Bystrom, Monica Popescu, and Katherine Zien.

Blog Posts


    “Alternate Empires in Lusophone Fiction” (book project)

    “Mário Pinto de Andrade: Essays” (translation project)

    “Lifeless Bodies in Circulation in Latin American Literature (tentative book project)

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “A língua portuguesa e suas influências: Para além do espaço geopolítico da CPLP” (mesa). TEMPLO D’ESCRITAS – 1ª Festa Literária Internacional da Língua Portuguesa, 30 outubro, 2020 (virtual)



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