My research looks at the emergence of the prison as a literary topos of the Caribbean’s twentieth century. I foreground different modes of carcerality—slavery, penal colonies, forced labor, correctional facilities, and political imprisonment—in order to investigate how the prison became a crucial literary theme for Caribbean writers attempting to theorize, narrativize, and represent the region. More broadly, I am also interested in politics of language, revolutionary history, and the afterlife of slavery as they manifest in the literary and cultural histories of the Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean.
Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean (2020-2021, 2021-2022)
Introduction to Latinx Literature (CA, Winter 2021)
Introduction to Latin American Civilization III (TA, Spring 2022)