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. A Spanish translation will be available in 2018. I currently work as an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I teach primarily in Latin American history and U.S. foreign relations. 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. 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, among other places. In Spanish, my writing has appeared in Nueva Sociedad, Letras Libres, Nexos, and Horizontal.
In general, my research interests include the politics of culture and intellectuals, socialism and democracy, poverty and inequality, imperialism, and transnational political networks. I am currently working on two book projects; one on how social scientists understood and responded to to poverty and inequality in 20th century Latin America, and one on the relationship between socialism and democracy in the region.
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