I am originally from Costa Rica, where I began my studies at the Universidad de
Costa Rica. I received degrees in English Literature (B.A.) and Spanish Literature (M.A.)
from the University of California, San Diego, and Latin American Literature (Ph.D.) from
the University of California, Irvine. At UCSD I was fortunate to study with Ron Berman
(Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Modernism), Carlos Blanco Aguinaga (Fuentes and Rulfo), Jaime
Concha (Chilean literature) and Max Parra (Mexican literature). At UCI I worked with
Lucia Guerra Cunningham, Juan Bruce Novoa, Juan Villegas, Seymour Menton and Maria
Herrera Sobek. 

My fields of interest are gender studies (masculinity), Latin American narrative and
theater, American Modernism and nation building discourses. 

Articles

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Sacrificio, violencia y nación en 'Lituma en los Andes' de Mario Vargas Llosa, Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (2012)
 

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Modelos masculinos en 'Sanctuary' y 'Crónica de una muerte anunciada', Káñina: Revista de Artes y Letras de la Universidad de Costa Rica (2011)