• B.A., UC Santa Cruz 2001
  • C. Phil, UCLA 2014


  • Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Engaged Poetry (1960-90)
  • Sandinista Cultural Policy and Working-Class Poetry Workshops
  • Post-Cold War Central American Poetry and Novel
  • Theories of Aesthetic Education and Democratization (Kant, Schiller, Bourdieu, Rancière)

Field of Interest

Central American Literature; European Modernism; Aesthetic Theory; Marxism and Feminism


Spanish and French


  • Comparative Literature 4CW, “Utopia and Dystopia in World Literature
  • Comparative Literature 4DW, “Literature and the Ruins of Modernity”
  • Comparative Literature 4DW, “Literature and Aesthetic Education”
  • Comparative Literature 4DW “Political Commitment and World Literature”