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 areas include Indigenous and Afro-Latin American cultural production, gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, performance and the environmental humanities. My dissertation, Life Politics: Race, Ecology and Dissident Aesthetics in Colombia, was supported by a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. I have published articles, essays and reviews 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.