Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Interim Director, Portuguese Program


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 2001
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1997


  • Comparative Literature
  • Institute for European Studies
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • African Studies


Selected articles and chapters


  • Portuguese and Brazilian literatures and cultures
  • Comparative approaches to Lusophone and Hispanic studies
  • Film and literature
  • Portuguese cultural history 
  • Nineteenth-century narrative


  • Global Portuguese: Arts & Culture
  • 20th-Century Lusophone Poetry
  • Theater in Portuguese: Nation & Identity
  • Structure of Portuguese Language
  • Literature & Film in Portuguese 
  • Women Writing in Portuguese 
  • Literatures of the Portuguese Speaking World
  • Prose in Portuguese: Essay
  • Contemporary Portuguese Literature
  • Portugal: The Cultural Context  
  • Advanced Grammar & Composition in Portuguese
  • Luís de Camões
  • Poetry in Portuguese: Love and War 
  • City and Country: 18th- and 19th-Century Portuguese Literature 
  • Several Selves, Numerous Nations: 20th-Century Portuguese Literature

Current research projects

  • Portuguese women writers of the 19th century 
  • Women in Iberian film 
  • Machado de Assis’s female readers