My research centers on Mexican-American literature and history, especially in the United States Southwest. In current projects, I contemplate expanding notions of United States citizenship in the energetic Spanish-language press of nineteenth-century New Mexico. Before coming to Indiana University as a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Literatures, I lived, studied, and worked in Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. In 2012, I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of New Mexico, where I specialized in Hispanic linguistics and Brazilian literature. My present doctoral work, at the nexus of print culture and citizenship, is informed not only by interdisciplinary training in literature, history, and anthropology, but also by personal experience working as a Spanish/English tutor in local elementary schools and as an advocate for people seeking asylum in the United States.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Literatures