Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Dissertation: "Mediating Authenticity: Gender, Race, and Representation in the Careers of Clementina de Jesus and Carolina Maria de Jesus"

Dissertation committee: Christopher Dunn, Rebecca Atencio, Daniel Sharp, Edith Wolfe



M.A. in Latin American Studies, Tulane University

Thesis: "A Turma do Pererê: Representations of Race and Gender in a Pre-Dictatorial Brazilian Children's Comic"



B.A. in Studio Art, Bard College



Assistant Professor of Portuguese (Limited Term)

Department of Foreign Languages, United States Military Academy, West Point NY


Referreed Journal Articles

2018                      "Quarto de Despejo no Palco: Staging Authenticity in Representations of Brazilian Poverty." Latin American Theater Review. Forthcoming.

2017                      "No Tempo de Zicartola: Locating Cultural Mediation and Social Change in Rio de Janeiro, 1963-65." Hispania 100.3 (September): 439-449.

2010                     "Ziraldo's A Turma de Pererê: Representations of Race in a Brazilian Children's Comic." Afro-Hispanic Review 29.2: 143-160.

Book Chapter

2014                      "A Turma do Pererê: Visualizations of Gender in a Brazilian Children's Comic." Gender Empire and Postcolony: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Intersections. Eds. Hillary Owen and Anna Klobucka. Palgrave Macmillan.