A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Humanities Fellow
Office: BH 245-Q
Phone: (412) 268-4215
BioMy research interests span twentieth century and twenty-first century poetry and performance of the Americas, literary globalization studies, and feminist studies. In my research and teaching, I approach questions of race, gender and migration through the transnational study of literature and performance. My current book project considers how poets and performance artists of the Americas engage neoliberal globalization as a perceptual regime and explore its psychic and bodily effects. In bringing together performance artists and poets who are typically studied in isolation from each other due to boundaries of nation, language and genre, my book articulates a hemispheric poetics that makes visible alternative circuits of aesthetic production.
EducationPh.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University
M.F.A, New York University
B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
Publications“Multilingual Latin American Poetries” (Review of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology, edited by Cecilia Vicuña and Ernesto Livon-Grosman), Jacket2, April 2011 <http://jacket2.org/reviews/multilingual-latin-american-poetries>.
“Playing Dead in Cuba: Coco Fusco’s Stagings of Dissensus,” Theatre Research International 34.3 (October 2009): 267-277.
“Bringing the Global Home: The Commitment of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker,” Modern Drama Vol. L No. 3 (Fall 2007): 394-413.