This blog is about my activities at the Graduate Center. I worked at the New Media Lab, coordinating the Poetry Project. This project is being developed using tools available in Linux, and so you can find some tips for Linux users, and more specifically for Ubuntu users, the distro I’m most familiar with. My research interests reside mainly in Latin American poetry. I’m currently assessing the relevance anarchist ideas had during the period known as Modernismo in Hispanic literature, and how anarchists contributed to create a network of cultural distribution that reshaped the ideological landscape in Latin America. The ways and strategies they adopted one century ago allow me to reflect on the ways the current changes on publishing technologies affect the aesthetics of poetry and the new ways of cultural distribution.

About Me

I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University. In the past, I earned a Ph.D. at the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at CUNY’s Graduate Center. I studied Literature at the Instituto de Profesores Artigas, in Montevideo, Uruguay, where I graduated in 2000. In 2005 I earned an M.A. at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a dissertation on the poetry of Argentine writer Néstor Perlongher. In 2004, I took part in a series of courses at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (“Curso superior de filología para jóvenes hispanistas”), in Santander, Spain. In 2005, I moved to New York to start my Ph.D.  I have taught courses in Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture at CUNY, Long Island University, Barndard College and Bard College. I have published a book of poetry, Aterrizaje de primeros semovientes, (Montevideo: Artefato, 2007), and the essay Barroso y sublime: poética para Perlongher (Buenos Aires: Godot, 2008). My current research deals with the way different forms of media that appeared during affected poetry writing in Latin America. I am interested in anarchist’s appropriation of printing technology and their role as publishers in shaping Modernista literature.

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