Mexican Studies, Latin/x American Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Theatre & Performance Studies, Sound Studies & Musicology


As a scholar-practitioner, my research focuses on performative acts of dissidence and resistance across contemporary Latin/x American geographies. With a particular emphasis on 21st century Mexico, my work explores how theatre and performance genres create opportunities for non-normative citizens to express socio-political critiques and reimaginedefinitions of belonging. My articles have appeared in Romance Notes, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Latin American Theatre Review, among others, and my book project, Sonic Strategies for Performing the Modern Nation, is under advance contract at Vanderbilt University Press. Since 2019, I have served as the Associate Editor of Karpa: Dissident Theatricalities, Visual Arts and Cultures. I earned my Ph.D. in Contemporary Latin American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, and prior to joining Temple University, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton and a Visiting Assistant Professor at William & Mary.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • “Soundtrack of an (After) Life: Transfemicide, Mourning, and Pop Music in La Prietty Guoman by CésarEnríquez.” Latin American Theatre Review 53.2 (Spring 2020): 5-31.
  • “Ranchera Rebel: Transgressive Expression and the Voice of Lucha Reyes” Hispanic Journal special issue, “Historical Rebels in the Mexican Imaginary” 38.2 (Fall 2017): 107-124.
  • “Sounds of a Modern Nation: From Narcocorridos to Hugo Salcedo’s Música de balas.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 71.4 (Fall 2017): 179-194. Recipient of the Harris Eugene Davis Article Prize, Mid Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. 
  • “Migrating Bandas/Banderas Sonoras: Musical Affiliation and Performances of Passing in Indocumentados…el otromerengue.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 41.3 (Spring 2017): 437-461.
  • “Staging Narcocorridos: Las Reinas Chulas’ Dissident Audio-Visual Performance.” Latin American Theatre Review 47.1 (Fall 2014): 93-113.

Courses Taught

  • 2002 - Hispanic Readings
  • 3096 - Advanced Analysis & Writing