I am a cultural critic, intellectual historian, and translator working to write the recent cultural history of Latin America. Since 2020, I am Assistant Professor of Comparative Humanities and affiliate faculty in Latin American Studies at Bucknell University where I teach courses in the history of ideas focused on the Global South.
My research examines the reproduction of humanist knowledge systems in the Southern Cone in the late 20th and early 21st centuries through the idea of the university and its crises, the literary-critical system, and the institutionalization of theory as they relate to the neoliberal experimentation that has characterized the region since the coups d'état of the early 1970s. More broadly, my interests span 20th- and 21st-century Latin American social and cultural texts, especially in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico; late 18th- through 20th-century German philosophy and history of ideas, especially aesthetic and critical theory; cultural materialism; sociologies of culture; political economy; critical university studies; and cultural policy studies.
I am co-managing editor of LÁPIZ, the journal of the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society (LAPES), a colletive of teachers, scholars and activists that promotes emancipatory teaching and learning practices from across the Americas.
I was elected to serve as secretary-treasurer of AAUP Bucknell upon its rechartering in June 2023. I also help to coordinate the Mondragón Radical Library Collective, a leftist community organization and study group in Lewisburg, PA.