M.A. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California Los Angeles (2011)
B.A. Comparative Literature, Minor in Spanish, University of Chicago (2004)
Research interests include modernist and avant-garde poetry and literary movements, fiction and non-fiction narrative of the greater Caribbean especially Cuba and Northeastern Brazil, Afro-Latin@ literature, gender and sexuality studies, travel literature, literary translation and bilingual aesthetics, hemispheric studies.