B.A. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy, Universidad de Puerto Rico. M.Phil. and M.A. in Spanish from Columbia University. Interests and past research include: 16th- and 17th-century Spanish literature and colonial cultural production, war, empire and Spanish humanism, legal discourse and courtly culture in early modern Iberia, Baroque poetry, imperium studies, postcolonial theory and film.
Currently writing a dissertation titled “Voces polémicas: simulación y reto a la autoridad en el diálogo del siglo XVI”. The project focuses on the dialogue as a mode of historiography and its relation to the Spanish crown’s expansionist policies in transatlantic and Mediterranean territories during the 16th century.