Latin American Literature, critical theory, poetry and poetics, science, technology and media studies, Venezuelan Studies.
(PhD, Comparative Literature; Harvard University, 2005)
I am from Venezuela and started my academic career in the sciences. I earned my Licenciatura and Master's degrees in Physics at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas. Later, I came to the US and earned a PhD degree in Comparative Literature at Harvard. I am the author of Reading Anew: José Lezama Lima’s Rhetorical Investigations (Vervuert-Iberoamericana, 2012). I have written several articles and book chapters on topics such as poetry and poetics, philosophy and aesthetics, romanticism, spectrality, post-colonialism, and Venezuelan history and politics. I am also co-editor of two volumes of essays: Asedios a lo increado: Nuevas aproximaciones sobre Lezama Lima (Verbum, 2015), with Marta Hernández Salván and Jorge Marturano; and La futuridad del naufragio: Orígenes, estelas y derivas (Almenara, 2018), with César A. Salgado. I'm currently working on a book project on mediality and the idea of the artwork in the construction of the Spanish American republics.