I am a researcher in the fields of contemporary French & francophone literary and cultural studies, transnational studies, and gender and queer theory. My research questions are largely motivated by the movement of people across national boundaries and by how our storytelling changes with our circumstances. I am fascinated by the simultaneous cultural specificity and universality of the themes I study.
My career recently led me to Bryan, Texas, where I accepted a position at Texas A&M University. I currently hold an appointment as an ACES Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies.
I hold a B.A. in from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While at Michigan, I also completed a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and a Graduate Teacher Certificate with the Center for Research on Learning and Training. I also worked as a lecturer in the UFR Études Anglophones at Université de Paris VII, Diderot during the 2014-2015 academic year. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, I was an Assistant Professor of French in the Department of World Languages & Cultures at Sam Houston State University.
Elements of my personal experiences inform my research, writing and teaching. My father emigrated from Argentina in his 20s and I grew up a heritage Spanish speaker in the United States. I lived in Mexico City during several formative years of my childhood and have been fortunate to travel to various countries across the planet throughout my studies. Thus, transnational theory — which is important in my research — is also part of my lived reality.