I joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in 2014 as Assistant Professor of 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American Literature. I hold a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley (2013).
My current research focuses on the representation of the real in contemporary Latin America. My publications on this topic have appeared in Theatre Journal, TransModernity, Latin American Theatre Review, The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy and Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. My book, A Shared Truth: The Theater of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) is a study of how the stage has become a space for constructing alternative personal and collective histories in post-traumatic national situations, specifically in the works of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol.
Other research interests include contemporary Mexican literature by women authors; and cultural representations of Mexico’s national borders. I am motivated and encouraged by artistic expressions that provoke, contest, and offer alternatives to an often defeatist status quo.