I am a scholar of contemporary Latin American literature. As a professor at The City College of New York-CUNY, I teach graduate and undergraduate students. My research is often done through CUNY’s Graduate Center’s Bildner Center for Western Hemispheric Studies. I also have a number of administrative responsabilities: am deputy chair of my department, run scholarships, etc. Outside of academia, I serve on several non-profit boards, such as The Callen-Lorde Community health Center in NYC.