University Teaching Officer
Director, Centre of Latin American Studies
My interests include literature, film and visual arts from Argentina, fiction and documentary film in Latin America, memory and representation in the post-dictatorship era in the Southern Cone, questions of (post)modernity in Latin America, science fiction, and the broader relationship between science and literature. I have a strong interest in a wide range of critical and cultural theories, from postcolonial theory to film theory, Formalism, Deleuze, Stiegler, Serres, Latour, and new materialism.
My PhD research focused on the relationship between postmodern experimentalism and political commitment in Ricardo Piglia’s fiction. Since then I have published Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema (Duke University Press, 2009) and Creativity and Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature: Between Romanticism and Formalism (University of Calgary Press, 2014). A further book, Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse: Science Fiction from Argentina, is forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press. I am also the co-editor ofVisual Synergies in Fiction and Documentary Film from Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). For more details of the essays and articles I have published, please see my page on academia.edu.
I teach on the MPhil in Latin American Studies (for the Core Course and modules in Latin American Literary Culture and Latin American Film and Visual Arts) and supervise a range of PhD projects, largely (but not exclusively) related to Argentine culture. I also lecture and supervise for a number of undergraduate papers on Hispanic and Latin American culture for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.