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. Beginning in fall 2017, I will be an assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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. My first book offers new interpretations of the major international cultural “front” groups of Latin America’s Cold War: the World Peace Council, the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and the Casa de las Américas. My writing has appeared in Dissent, The New Republic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, Jacobin, Slate, The Baffler and The Nation, and in Spanish in Letras Libres, Nexos, and Horizontal.
In general, my research interests include the politics of culture and intellectuals, global social 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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