I am the author of Neither Peace nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America, which was published by Harvard University Press in October 2015 and won the 2017 Luciano Tomassini book prize from the Latin American Studies Association. I began working as an assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 2017. From 2015 to 2017, I worked as an assistant professor of the history of the “US and the World” at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2014 – 2015, I taught in the political economy program at UC-Berkeley, and in 2013-2014 I taught in Berkeley’s history department. From 2011 to 2013 I was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2011, graduating with distinction.
In addition to my academic research and writing, I am a member of the editorial board of Dissent magazine and write regularly in other publications. I appear with some regularity in The New Republic, The Nation, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and have also contributed to The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, Jacobin, Slate, and The Baffler. In Spanish, my writing has appeared in Letras Libres, Nexos, and Horizontal.
In general, my research interests include the politics of culture and intellectuals, social and democracy, poverty and inequality, imperialism, and the added value of transnational approaches to history. I am currently developing a new book project on how social scientists understood and responded to to poverty and inequality in 20th century Latin America.
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