I teach and write about 20th and 21st century hemispheric literature, photography, and popular culture, particularly in relation to histories of US imperialism, racial capitalism, gender and sexuality, and US and Latin American social movements. My current book project, The Making of the Affective Turn, is a literary and cultural history of the transition to neoliberalism in the Americas in the 1980s.
“The Queer Optimism of Jessie Tarbox Beals’s Greenwich Village Postcards.” Photography and Culture 7.3 (November 2014): 285-302.
“The Reparative Politics of Central America Solidarity Movement Culture.” American Quarterly 66.3 (September 2014): 767-790.
“Times When Greater Disciplines Are Born’: The Zora Neale Hurston Revival and the Neoliberal Transformation of the Caribbean.” American Literature 86.1 (March 2014): 117-145.
“Finding Haiti, Finding History in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Modernism/modernity 19.4 (November 2012): 755-774.