Research

My scholarship focuses on contemporary Cuba and specifically a group of poet musicians, called trovadores, who chronicle life on the island from the ‘80s to the present. I have traveled to Cuba over the past 10 years interviewing trovadores and attending concerts and informal descargas of these mucisians who rarely have occasion to perform in the United States. Having studied music and Modern Dance before completing my PhD in Hispanic Literature, my research incorporates the performing arts into my studies of Cuban culture and literature. Other topics I’ve begun to explore and write about include: Hispanic film, feminist theory, immigration, ecocriticism, and transnational adoption.