I am an assistant professor of Latin American literature and cultural studies in the Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures department at Texas Tech University. My research broadly examines twentieth- and twenty-first century movements for environmental justice, Indigenous autonomy and sexual liberation through the lens of visual culture, film and performance studies. I am currently working on a book manuscript about dissident aesthetics and the politics of life in Colombia, as well as a series of articles dealing with Afro-Indigenous solidarities, queer performance art and plantation afterlives in South America.
I received my PhD in 2022 from the University of Virginia, where my dissertation Life Politics: Race, Ecology and Dissident Aesthetics in Colombia received a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. My published writings have appeared in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Estudios Colombianos, Journal of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (forthcoming), Global South Studies and Afro-Hispanic Review. I also edit the Cultural Production section of the online collaborative repository Colombia Syllabus / Primera Línea Académica.