Eva-lynn Jagoe

Date of Revision 27 April 2022



1. Personal

Eva-Lynn Alicia Jagoe                                   Centre for Comparative Literature

503-25 Ritchie Ave                                         93 Charles St West, 3rd floor

Toronto, ON M6R 2J6                                    Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

(416) 995-0195                                               e.jagoe@utoronto.ca

2. Degrees and Certification

PhD, English Literature, Duke University, 1998.

“Geotemporal Allegories:  Perception and the Racialized Other in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Latin America.”

Supervisors:  Alberto Moreiras and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

MA, Critical and Cultural Theory, University of Wales, College of Cardiff, 1990.

BA, English (Honours), McGill University, 1989.

3. Employment

University of Toronto

  • Vice Principal, Innis College, 2021- present
  • Full Professor, Spanish and Comparative Literature, (2021-present)
  • Full member of Graduate Faculty in the School of the Environment (2023-present)
  • Associate Professor, Spanish and of Comparative Literature (2009-2021)
  • Assistant Professor, Spanish and of Comparative Literature (2006 to 2009)

Other Universities

  • Lecturer in Literature and Film, Latin American Studies Program Member (2004-2006), University of Essex
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish & Comparative and World Literature (2001-2004), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Instructor of Spanish and English (1998-1999), Franklin and Marshall College

4. Honours

  • “The Finca”
    • Honourable Mention in Personal Journalism category, Canadian Magazine Awards 2021.
    • Publication in Best Canadian Essays 2021.
  • F. E. L. Priestley Prize for best essay published in 2017 English Studies in Canada (2018; $750).
  • Jackman Humanities Research Fellowship, University of Toronto (2011)
  • Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois (2002-2003)

5. Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Invited Conductor, Institute for Creative Exchange (ICE) Immersion Series 3, “Art & Collectivity,” 12 participants, 3 instructors, Toronto, May 16-18, 2017
  • Member of After Oil Collective, 2019-present
  • Member of Petrocultures Research Group, 2016-present


6.  A. Research Endeavours

My current research brings together two fields of inquiry:

  1. Latin American and Spanish film, literature, and politics: My SSHRC project is on Spanish cultural memory, environmental degradation, and political engagement. I teach Latin American Cinema.
  2. Environmental Humanities: I write articles and essays on farming, sustainability, and food sovereignty, as well as teaching courses on the subject.

B.  Research Awards

  • Co-Applicant, “Cultures of Renewability.” SSHRC Connection Grant, October 2023 ($22,037).
  • “Liberating the Land: Campus Foodscapes Across the GTA.” Scholars in Residence program. Jackman Humanities Institute, May 2023. ($2000 and 5 fully-funded research assistants).
  • SSHRC Insight Award: “Casanoble: Electricity and Inheritance in Catalonia.” 2021-2024 ($70,485)
  • Co-Investigator, “Transition in Energy, Culture and Society,” Canada First Research Excellence Fund, 2021-2024 ($75,000)
  • Online Undergraduate Course Initiative Grant for SPA375 Latin American Cinema 2020 ($12,000)
  • Spooner Travelling Grant for “Resource Extraction, Culture, and Community in Contemporary India,” 2020 ($3,200)
  • Victoria College Research Publication Grant, 2018 ($4,000)
  • Victoria College, “Mexico City 21st Century Culture” Research Grant 2018 ($1915)
  • Victoria College Travel Grant, 2017 ($792.62)
  • “Communities, Collectivity, and the Commons in the 21st Century.” Jackman Humanities Scholars-in-Residence Program (May 2017)
  • Victoria College Travel Grant, 2017 ($1500)
  • Co-applicant, SSHRC Connection Grant for Banff Research in Culture, 2015 ($24,300)

C. Scholarly and Professional Work

7. Refereed Publications

  1. Books Authored and Co-Authored
  2. Solarities
  3. Take Her, She’s Yours. New York: Punctum Books Press, April 2020 (235 pp)
    1. Ricky Varghese, Review. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 47.3 (2020): 375-78.
    1. Julian Gunn, “Of Care and the Self” Review. Canadian Literature 28 Aug 2020. Web.
  4. The End of the World as They Knew It:  Writing Experiences of the Argentine South. Bucknell University Press, 2008. 240 pp
    1. Nicholas Shumway, Review, University of Toronto Quarterly 80.2 (2011): 368-9.
    1. Javier Uriarte, Review, Studies in Travel Writing 14.3 (2010): 320-22.
    1. Juan Poblete, Review, Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos 33.3 (2009): 616-18.
  • Articles
  • “The Uses and Abuses of Compost.” Comparative Literature Studies. 60.3: 2023. 485-96.
  • “The Tangled Roots of Farm, Forest, and Family.” Journal of Ecohumanism. 2.1 (Jan 2023): 55–6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/joe.v2i1.2897
  • “Family.” Energized: Keywords for a New Politics of Energy and Environment. Forthcoming
  • “Solar Goop: Energy Futures and Feminist Self Care.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 120:1, January 2021, 39-50.
  • “Broken? Notes Toward 2067.”  Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, 41.1, Winter 2019, 176-80.
  • “Delusional Girl: Genre and the Representation of Feminized and Feminist Subjectivity.” Frame Journal of Literary Studies. 32.2 Nov 2019: 11-26.
  • “I’ll Eat You Up: Fears and Fantasies of Devouring Intimacies.” Writing From Below. 4.2, 2019. Online.
  • “Take Her, She’s Yours.” Journal for Latina Critical Feminism. 1.1 (2018): 30-34.
  • “Jumping the Break: Wildfires and the Logic of Separation.” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. 40.2 (2018): 231-251.
  • “Attention’s Deficits.” Public Journal 55 (2017): 25-33.
  • “Depersonalized Intimacy in Sherry Turkle and Spike Jonze,” English Studies in Canada 42.1-2 (2016): 155-173.

•  Winner of the 2018 F. E. L. Priestley Prize for best essay published in 2017 English Studies in Canada ($750)

  1. “Promesas de ruina: La ciudad y el desencuentro en Boca de lobo de Sergio Chejfec.” La Torre 55-56 (2010): 53-65.
  2. “An Act of Listening in Ricardo Piglia’s Plata quemada.Revista Hispánica Moderna 62.2 (2009): 143-162.
  3. “Buenos Aires and the Aesthetics of Defamiliarization.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 17.3 (2008). 299-315.
  4. “Degrading Forms of Pantomime:  Englishness and Shame in De Quincey.” Studies in Romanticism 11 (2005): 23-40.
  5. “Familial Triangles:  Eduarda Mansilla, Domingo Sarmiento, and Lucio Mansilla.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 30.2 (2005): 507-523.
  6. “Pace and the Pampas in Argentine Travel Narratives.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 81.2 (2004): 361-377.
  7. “Las herencias colombianas:  Corporealidad y colonización en la obra de Jorge Isaacs.”  Cuadernos Americanos 102.6 (2003): 144-62.
  8. “Patagonian Peripheries.”  Studies in Travel Writing 7 (2003): 29-45.
  9. “The Disembodied Machine:  Matter, Femininity, and Nation in La ciudad ausente.”  Latin American Literary Review 23.44 (1995): 5-17.
  • Book Chapters
  1. “Prólogo,” La construcción política del indígena en la narrativa de la Conquista del Desierto by Soledad Zabalza. Editora Alción, 2022.
  2. “Pedagogy, Writing, and the Future of Comparative Literature.” Comparative Literature in Canada: Contemporary Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Publishing in Review. Ed. Susan Ingram and Irene Sywenky. Lexington Books, 2020, 157-72.
    1. D.R. Gamble, Heather Macfarlane, Keith O’Regan, Jan Plug, and Kevin G. Wilson, “Responses to Jagoe”, Comparative Literature in Canada, Ed Ingram and Sywenky: 173-224.
  3. “‘Los efectos raros’ de W.H. Hudson en la literatura argentina.” Entre Borges y Conrad: Estética y territorio en W.H. Hudson. Edited by Leila Gómez and Sara Castro-Klarén. Madrid/Frankfurt, 2012.
  4. “‘A través de un cristal:’ The Representation of Patagonia in César Aira’s La liebre.Patagonia: Myths and Realities. Edited by Fernanda Peñaloza, Jason Wilson, and Claudio Canaparo. Bern: Peter Lang Publishers, 2010. 215-36.
  5. “Asociaciones afectivas: literatura y política en la Argentina del siglo diecinueve” in Entre hombres Masculinidades del siglo XIX en América Latina. Ed. Ana Peluffo and Ignacio Prado. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/ Vervuert, 2010. 109-122.
  6. “Vibraciones encarnadas en La niña santa de Lucrecia Martel.” Co-authored with John Cant. In El cine argentino de hoy: entre el arte y la política. Ed. Viviana Rangil. Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblios, 2007. 169-190.
  7. “‘The Visible Horizon Bounds Their Wishes’:  Seclusion and Society in Fanny Calderón de la Barca’s Postcolonial Mexico” in Imperial Objects:  The Colonial Emigration of Victorian Women, ed Rita S. Kranidis.  Twayne Publishers, 1997.  170-89.
  • Books edited
  1. Sean O’Brien, Eva-Lynn Jagoe and Imre Szeman, eds. “Demos: Life in Common.” Special issue of Public Journal 55 (2017) (200 pp)

8. Non-Refereed Publications

  1. Articles, Essays, Stories
  1. “Every Perspective Tells a Story.” Innis Alumni and Friends 2021-22.
  2. “How Should We Farm?” Public Books. 13 Jan 2022. Online
  3. “Solarity Farm.” The New Quarterly 160. Fall 2021. 127-132.
  4. “The Finca.” The New Quarterly 155. Summer 2020. Republished in Best Canadian Essays 2021. Windsor, ON: Biblioasis, 2021. 125-30.
  5. “What teaching yoga has taught me about being a professor.” University Affairs, forthcoming.
  6. “What Can You Do?” Almanac for the Beyond. Edited by Jaimey Hamilton-Faris. Honolulu: Tropic Editions, 2019. 112-113.
  7. “A Monologue” and “Origins and Ends of the World.” Co-written as The Cyanobacteria Collective, Almanac for the Beyond. Edited by Jaimey Hamilton-Faris. Honolulu: Tropic Editions, 2019, 102-105.
  8. “The Three Sisters.” Fables for the 21st Century.Anthology. Banff Centre Press, 2018. (6 pp)
  9. “Sexual harassment allegations have changed how we interpret theatre,” Toronto Star, Jan 5, 2018. (1 pp)
  10. “On Backyards, Property, and New Mythologies of Belonging.” Co-written with Imre Szeman. Line 6B Citizens’ Blog: A Public Environmental Humanities Forum. Oct 19, 2017. (23 pp)
  11. “I’ll Eat You Up.” Bluestem Literary Magazine. Online. March 2017. (11 pp)
  12. “Who are We Trying to Reach: The Case for Academic Writing that Everyone Can Read.” University of Toronto Magazine, June 2016.

• Republished in Medium, September 2016. (2pp)

  1. “On Becoming an Imperfect Mother.” Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine. May 2015. Online. (8 pp)
  2. “State of the Discipline: Futures” ACLA State of the Discipline Report. March 2015. Online. (14 pp)
  3. La folie Almayer.” Cinemascope 49 (2012): 42-44.
  4. “Jorge Macchi’s Fractured Narratives of Buenos Aires.” In Light Music. AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies, University of Essex, 2006. 47-63.
  • Book Reviews
  • Review of Verónica Garibotto. Crisis y reemergencia: el siglo XIX en la ficción contemporánea de Argentina, Chile y Uruguay (1980-2001). Hispanic Review 85.4 (2017).
  • Review of Stephen Hart, A Companion to Latin American Film, Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos 31.3 (2007): 527-8.
  • Review of Marzena Grzegorczyk, Private Topographies: Space, Subjectivity, and Political Change in Modern Latin America. In Revista de estudios hispánicos, 40.3 (2006): 586-587.
  • Review of Claire Lindsay, Locating Latin American Women Writers.  Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosario Ferré, Albalucía Angel and Isabel Allende. In Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 82.6 (2005): 865-866.
  • Review of Silviano Santiago, The Space In-Between:  Essays on Latin American Culture. In Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, 3. 2 (2002). (4pp)

9. Manuscripts/Publications in Preparation

  • Casanoble. Book. To be published in 2025.
  • Roberto de la Torre: Art and Extractivism in Contemporary Mexico. Edited volume. To be published in 2023.

10. Papers Presented at Conferences

  1. “’A cielo abierto:’ Extractivism in the Work of Roberto de la Torre.” AATSP session Environmental Humanities in Spanish and Portuguese 2.0, MLA conference, January 2021.
  2. “Inheriting the Future: Youth and Climate Change.” American Comparative Literature Association,” scheduled March 2020, cancelled due to Covid-19.
  3. “Creative Writing in the Age of Derangement,” organizer of panel and presenter with Lisa Moore and Simon Orpana. Petrocultures 2018, Glasgow, August 2018.
  4. “Handmade, Hands-On and Low Tech Practices in Media Technology,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto, March 2018.
  5. “The Female Essay, or Girl Talk as Maintenance Work,” American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, March 2015.
  6. “The Idiorrythmic Session: A Practice of Disciplined Intimacy.” American Comparative Literature Association, New York, March 2014.
  7. “The Skein I Live In.” Universities Art Association of Canada, Banff, October 2013.
  8. Attention’s Deficit.” American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, April 2013.
  9. “Love and Not Knowing in Chantal Akerman’s La captive.” American Comparative Literature Association, Providence, RI, April 2012.
  10. “Long and Slow.” American Comparative Literature Association, Vancouver, April 2011.
  11. “Forma y temporalidad: la novela larga y el psicoanálisis.” “Transformaciones culturales, IV Congreso Internacional de Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, November, 2010.
  12. “’Unafraid of the Odium’: Psychoanalysis and the Long Novel as Extended Form”. Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University, Toronto, March 29, 2010.
  13. “La naturaleza, los indígenas, y el inconsciente óptico en el cine mudo argentino.” Latin American Studies Association in Toronto, September 2010.
  14. “Forms of Silence in Argentine Film.” “The Intermedial City: Practices, Technologies, Imaginaries.” McGill University, Montreal, October 2008.
  15. “The Power of Electricity in the Argentine Novels of Roberto Arlt and Ricardo Piglia.” Utopian Studies Association in Toronto, October 2007.
  16. “The Aesthetics of Experience.” Latin American Studies Association in Montréal, September 2007.
  17. “The Singers’ Room: Sound, Electricity, and Torture.” American Comparative Literature Association in Puebla, Mexico, April 2007.
  18. “Argentine Cartographies of Convergence and Loss.”  Modern Languages Association in Washington, DC, December 2005
  19. “Southern Orientations.”  Patagonia:  Myths and Realities.  University of Manchester, September 2005.
  20. “Lucio V. Mansilla’s Manly Men.”  Modern Languages Association in Philadelphia, PA, December 2004.
  21. “The Patagonian Andes in the Argentine Imaginary.”  Modern Languages Association in Philadelphia, PA, December 2004.
  22. “The Desire for the Urban:  Cosmopolitan Affect in Buenos Aires.”  Latin American Studies Association in Las Vegas, NV, October 2004.
  23. “Otros espacios, otros enlaces:  Argentina, Europa y ficciones femeninas.”  Latin American Studies Association in Dallas, TX, March 2003.
  24. “‘Falsos argentinos’: Borges, Hudson, Piglia y la criolledad.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, St. Louis, September 2002.
  25. “Paracolonial Peripheries.” Latin American Studies Association in Washington, DC, September 2001.
  26. “Allegories of Subaltern Geotemporality.” American Comparative Literature Association in Boulder, CO, April 2001.
  27. “The Transatlantic Self and the Savage Other:  Metropolitan Identifications in Paracoloniality.” American Comparative Literature Association in Montreal, April 1999.

11. Invited Presentations


  1. “Digital Democracies: Artificial Publics, Just Infrastructures, Ethical Learning.” Simon Fraser University, May 2019. [Workshop Presenter]
  2. “Realism? Horror? Climate Fiction? On the Challenges of Narrating the Anthropocene.” Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, March 2019. [Invited lecture]
  3. “Expanding the Reach of CRCL/RCLC: Online Collections and Resources.” CCL(x) “Comparative Literature in Canada and Questions of Outreach.” May 2017. [Invited lecture]
  4. “The Future of Graduate Humanities,” ACL(X), Columbia, SC, February 2015. [Invited presentation]
  5. “Girls, Sex, and Feminism” Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, November 2014. [Invited lecture]
  6. “Memoria recobrada, tiempo perdido.” “Testimonio, memoria, transmisión.” Instituto del campo freudiano. Barcelona, January 2011. [Invited lecture]
  7. “Buenos Aires and the Aesthetics of Defamiliarization.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, London, May 2006. [Invited lecture]
  8. “Trajectories of Chance in Jorge Macchi’s Buenos Aires Tour.”  Centre for Latin American Cultural Studies.  University of Manchester, March 2006. [Invited lecture]
  9. “Urban Mappings:  Ephemera and Experience in Buenos Aires.” Institute for Cultural Research.  University of Lancaster, January 2006. [Invited lecture]
  10. “Travel and Gender.”  Goldsmiths College, University of London, February 2005. [Invited lecture]
  11. “La temporalidad del sur en la obra de Perito Moreno y Charles Darwin.” Foro de Crítica Cultural, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, April 2004. [Invited lecture]
  12. “El ritmo de las pampas en las narrativas de viaje de Head y Mansilla.” Instituto de Literatura Hispanoamericana, Universidad de Buenos Aires, March 2004. [Invited lecture]
  13. “Argentines, Brits, Southern Spaces.”  Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities “The South” Conference, University of Illinois, April 2003. [Invited lecture]
  14. “Embodied Inheritances in Jorge Isaacs’ María.” University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Florida State University, Reed College. January-February 2000.  [Invited lecture]
  15. “Herencias incorporadas en María.” Tulane University.  January 2000.
  16. “Geography, Ethnography, and Imagination in 19th c. British and Latin American Travel Texts.” Franklin and Marshall College. March 1999. [Invited lecture]
  17. “Perito Moreno and Charles Darwin: Mapping Time in Argentina.”  Emory University, University of Calgary. February 1998. [Invited lecture]


Public Engagements

18.  “Objects in Mirrors: Mexican Artists on Canadian Mining.” The Bank, the Mine, the Colony, the Crime: A Walk for the Radical Imagination against Bay Street. 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art. October 2019.

  1. “Beyond Anthropocene” public panel, Banff Centre for the Arts, July 2018.
  2. “Year 2067” Co-presentation with Imre Szeman, Banff Research in Culture. July 2017.
  3. “Notes Towards an Impersonal Relationality.” Banff Research in Culture, June 2015.
  4. Public Reading, “Speak out Against Sexual Assault,” Toronto, ON. April 2015.
  5. “Health and the Literary Essays of Eula Biss and Susan Sontag” Literary Nites, Women’s Art Association, Toronto, January 2015.
  6. “Labyrinths, Universes, Puzzles: The Art of Jorge Luis Borges,” Literary Nites, Women’s Art Association, Toronto, January 2014.
  7. “Distributed Intimacies,” Banff Research in Culture, June 2014.

University of Toronto

  • Take Her, She’s Yours.” Spanish and Portuguese Department Speaker Series, University of Toronto, May 2018.
  • “Conflagration: Notes on the Wildfires Out West,” Victoria College Fellows Lunch Colloquium. September 2017.
  • “The Ethics of the Individual,” Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto. September 2017.
  • “The Ethics and Politics of Reading.” “The Ethics of Ethics and Literature Roundtable,” Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto. February 2017.
  • “What Else is Happening When my Body is Happening: Movement and Literary Form.” LCT Victoria College, January 2016.
  • “Holding the Edge: Psychoanalysis, Dialectics, Love.” Literature and Critical Theory Student’s Union, University of Toronto, February 2014.
  • “Technologies of Extended Perception: Psychoanalysis and the Long Novel as Expanded Forms.” The Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin Lecture in Literary Theory, “Explosive Past, Radiant Future,” Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, March 2010.

D. LIST OF COURSES (past five years)

12.       A. Undergraduate Courses Taught


SPA 375 Latin American Cinema

VIC201 Forms of Critical Writing

VIC302 Pasts and Futures: Critical Agrarian Studies

SPA196 Work and Class in the Americas

SPA489 Latin American Transculturations


SPA375H Latin American Cinema

VIC401H Addictions for the Anthropocene


SPA475H 21st Century Latin American Culture

VIC191H Artistic Creation and Public Issues (taught half term)

VIC301H Critical Writing Seminar

B. Graduate Seminars Taught


COL5149 Beyond Anthropocene: New Directions in the Environmental Humanities


COL5135 Climate Genres

SPA 2425 21st Century Latin American Culture


COL5129H Addictions for the Anthropocene

COL1000H Comparative Literature Seminar (1 lecture)


COL5072H “Affinities: Readings of Realism and Radicalism”

SPA2304H    “Latin American Cinema”


COL1000H Comparative Literature Seminar (1 lecture)

COL5072H   Forms of Critical Writing

SPA3000H Nineteenth-Century Argentine Travel Literature


COL5119H Girls and Sex

SPA2425H 21st-Century Latin American Culture

C. Gradual Doctoral Committees

a. Primary Supervisor (PhD)

  1. Vanessa Melo. “Encoded Bodies: An Analysis of Women of the Hispanic Caribbean Diaspora Performing Identity.” 2022-2023. Committee member 2016-2022.
  2. Nae Hanashiro Avila. “Actos I/Legibles. Performances y Feminismos en Democracias Neoliberales en América Latina.” 2018-22.
  3. Nayid Contreras, “Queer Time”: Temporalities in Colombian and Latin American HIV/AIDS Narratives.” 2019-present.
  4. Jesús Porras Vielma. In progress. “Besos Queer: Amor, Sexo y Representación Hispana en la Televisión “Streaming.” 2018-2023.
  5. Soledad Zabalza. “‘El Indígena como Pieza de Colección de la Modernidad y Constructo Nacional: Un análisis discursivo del Otro entorno a la Conquista del Desierto de 1879. Lucio V. Mansilla, Francisco P. Moreno y Estanislao S. Zeballos – Argentina (1870-1881).” 2015 to 2020.
  6. Irina Sadovina. “The Nonsovereign Subject and Sexual Violence in Contemporary North American and Russian Culture.” 2013-2018.
  7. Catherine Schwartz. “Barometric Books: The Atmosphere in Nineteenth-Century English and French Novels.” 2009-2016.
  8. Joe Culpepper. “Reception and Adaptation: Magic Tricks, Mysteries, Con Games.” Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. 2007-2014.
  9. Jonathan Allan. “The First Time and The Morning After: On Love, Loss, and Virginity.” University of Toronto. 2009-2012.
  10. Gina Beltrán. “The Violence of Performance on the Latin American Stage.” Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto. 2007-2012.
  11. Sarah O’Brien. “Binding and Loosing: Posthumanist Movements in Contemporary North American Literary and Visual Culture.” Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto. 2007-2012.

b. Co-Supervisor Postdoctoral Fellow

  1. Mahité Breton, “Écrire est aussi un geste d’écoute: plan de mobilisation du potentiel éthique de l’écriture.” Fonds de la recherche du Québec – Société et Culture, Jan 2022-Dec 2022.

b. Primary Supervisor MA

1) Lilya Hassall, “Heartbreaking Realism, Staggering Tastelessness: Early Impressions of Douglas Sirk.” Cinema Studies, University of Toronto. 2015-2016.

c. Doctoral Committee Member (U of T unless otherwise noted)

  1. Alejando Soifer, “A Mexican Gothic: Narco Horror, Necromarkets and Vampires with Machine Guns,” 2022.
    1. Krystale Tremblay-Moll. “Tourism in the Caribbean.” 2021-present.
    1. Ross Swanson. “Más allá del antropocentrismo: El chamanismo en la literatura y cultura popular hispanoamericana contemporánea.” 2019-2023.
    1. Josette Rosenzweig Espinal, “Narrativas de la Inquisición.” 2020-present.
    1. Veronika Brejkaln. “A Century of Power Struggles in Mexico: Establishing Hegemony Through Discourse.” 2016-2022.
    1. Lauren Beard. “The Aesthetics of Delay: Temporality and Crisis in Modernist Long Fiction.” 2009-2020.
    1. Jimena Ortuzar. “Performing Affective Citizenship: Love, Labour and the Work of Belonging.” 2015-2018.
    1. Agneizcska Bijos. “Silencio y vacío: la memoria traumática en textos en torno a las dictaduras militares de Chile, Argentina y Uruguay.” 2009-2018.
    1. Edward Bacal. “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimal Art,” 2013-2018.
    1. Tetiana Soviak. “Visions of Labor: Socialist Realism, American Reality TV and the Politics of Documentary.” 2013-2017.
    1. Raquel Castellanos. “Melancolía: Conflicto de identidad femenina en la literatura mexicana.” 2011-2015.
    1. Ximena Berecochea. “Text and Image in Contemporary Mexican Narrative.” 2009-2014.
    1. Julie Parisien. “Derrida in Wonderland: The Readability of ‘Postmodern’ Texts Across Genres.” 2013-2014.
    1. Nelson Darío González. “De mentes, entes y dementes: Un repaso histórico-crítico de la ciencia ficción hispanoamericana.” 2009-2014.
    1. Ramiro Armas Austria. “Escritura en movimiento, movimientos de escritura: Narrativas de la vanguardia histórica latinoamericana y el auge del cine mudo internacional.” 2008-2013.
    1. Antonio Viselli. “The (Proto-)Modernist Subject in Time: Fugue and the Fourth Dimension.” 2011-2013.
    1. Violeta Lorenzo. “El bildungsroman en el Caribe hispano.” 2008-2011.
    1. Natalia Cousté. “Construcciones cartográficas: lindes y deslindes de la urbe barroca frente a tres ciudades latinoamericanas contemporáneas.” 2009-2010.
    1. Caroline Couillard. “Fin de Siècle and the Latin American City in Film and Literature.” 2007-2008.
    1. León Berdichesky. “Distorted Historical Fictions of the Holocaust, the Chilean Dictatorship, and the Algerian War of Independence.” 2007-2008.
    1. Mario Boido. “De límites y convergencias: La relación palabra/imagen en                   la cultura visual latinoamericana del siglo veinte.” 2006-2007.
    1. Henry Morello.  “Masking the Past: Trauma and Memory in Latin American and Spanish Theatre.”  University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2002-2006.
    1. Timothy Wilson, “Rocking the Regime:  The Role of Argentine Rock Music in a Changing Socio-Political Context (1970-85). University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2004-2005.
    1. Kathy Nofgster León, “Divorcing Tradition:  Marriage, Family and Female Homosociality in 20C. Puerto Rican Literature.” University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2002-2003.
    1. Elisa Bartosik-Velez, “Articulations of Empire and the Nation:  Christopher Columbus in Nineteenth-Century Spain, Italy, the United States, and Spanish America.” University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2002-2003.
    1. Johnny S. Presbitero.  “Hybridity in Manunaíma and La Malinche.”.
    1. Rosana Díaz Zambrana.  “De errabundos y nómadas:  la desarticulación del viaje en la literatura posmoderna latinoamericana.” University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2002.
    1. Haifa Saud Alfaisal.  “Religious Discourse in Postcolonial Studies:  The Case of Hombres de maíz and of Bandarshah. University of Essex, 2007.

d. External Examiner

  1. Gonzalo Abrigo, MA. “Manuel Puig and the Uncomfortable Latin American Narrative.” University of Sydney, May 2017.
  2. Susana Vargas, PhD. “Alarma!: Mujercitos performing gender in a pigmentocratic sociocultural system.” McGill University. Spring 2013.
  3. Donna Fitzgerald, PhD. “Forgetting JB: Reading the Woman in Borges.” University of Nottingham. Spring 2006.
  4. Emily Barker, PhD. “Patriarchy and Narrative:  The Racial Subject and the Gendered Object in Male-Authored Detective Fiction of the United States.” University of Essex.  2007-2008.


13. A. Positions held

  • Vice Principal, Innis College (2022-present)
  • Undergraduate Associate Chair, Spanish and Portuguese (2021-2022)
  • Literature and Critical Theory Coordinator, Victoria College (2017-2018)
  • Acting Director of Comparative Literature (2013-14)
  • Director of Latin American Studies (2009-2010)
  1. Service on committees and organizations within the University.

Innis College

Principal’s Advisory Committee

Website Committee

Innis College Council

Community Affairs Council

College Affairs Council

Student Affairs Board

Art Committee

Student Services Committee

EDIA Commmittee

Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

PTR Committee, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020.

Awards Committee, 2014-15

Research Committee, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2019-2021

Mock Interviews for Graduate Students, Nov 2014.

Graduate Advisory and Admissions Committee, 2007-08, 2009-10.

Research Committee, 2008-2010

Search Committee, 2008-9, 2019-20

Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2009-10

Program in Comparative Literature

Creative Research Committee, 2018-23

Northrop Frye Committee, 2018-19

Search Committee, 2016-2017

Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2016-17

Introduction for Ella Shohat, Northrop Frye Speaker, September 2016

Literature and Critical Theory Speaker’s Committee 2015-17

Health and Humanities Initiative Discussions Summer 2014

Hosting of Frances Dyson, Steven Connor, Jeremy Stolow 2014-15

Introduction for Rosi Braidotti, Northrop Frye Speaker, March 2015

Graduate and Faculty Retreat Convenor, May 2014.

Faculty Retreat Convenor, June 2014

Northrop Frye Speaker Committee, 2006-10.

Curriculum and Policy Committee, 2009-10

Victoria College

Research Committee 2017-18

Northrop Frye Centre Advisory Committee, 2016-18

Renaissance Studies/LCT CLTA Search Committee, 2016-17

Board of Regents, 2016-19

Faculty Validator, Vic Pride! LGBTQ+ Society, 2015-16.

Striking Committee, 2014-16

Academic Committee, 2014-17

Senior Common Room & High Table Committee, 2007 -2009.

Academic Advisory Committee Victoria College. 2009-10

College Life Committee, 2010-11

Latin American Studies

Advisory Board to the Director, 2008-2018.

Latin American Research Award Adjudication, 2016.

University Service

  • Instructor and Organizer, “Toronto Humanities at Large Writing Workshop: Public-Facing Writing for Academics,” Jackman Humanities Institute, (16 participants, 2 instructors, 5 days), May 2019.
  • SGS Dissertation Working Group, 2019-20
  • Co-organizer and co-founder, Toronto Writing Workshop for Academics, Jackman Humanities Institute, (16 participants, 2 instructors, 5 days), 2016
  • FAS First Year Foundations Council, 2018-2020.
  • Respondent, “Humanities Pedagogy Confronting Colonization,” Fall 2018.
  • “Humanities and the Civic” respondent, Cities of Learning Symposium, May 12, 2015.
  • Positions held outside the University

Co-Organizer, Banff Research in Culture. This was a two to five-week residency program that brings together between 18-25 researchers, activists, and artists to investigate a yearly theme.

  1. 2018: “Beyond Anthropocene: Adaptation, Transition, Revolution.” Guest Faculty: T.J. Demos, Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas, Jeanne van Heswijk
    1. 2017: “2067: The Future.” Guest Faculty: Wafaa Bilal, Jodi Dean, Elizabeth Povinelli, Claudia Rankine
    1. 2015: “Demos, or, Life in Common.” Guest Faculty: Alex Hartley, Nina Power, Astra Taylor
    1. 2014: “Distributed Intimacies.” Guest Faculty: Lauren Berlant, Wendy Chun, Francisco Camacho
  • Service Outside the University
  • Promotion Reviewer, Western University, Princeton University, York University, Ohio State University.
  • Peer Review of Manuscript from Memorial University Press
  • Seminar Organizer: “Forecasting: Scenarios for the Future” American Comparative Literature Association,” 12-person seminar. Scheduled March 2020, cancelled due to Covid-19.
  • Panelist, “20 Years in the Making: Independent Latin Canadian Cinema”, AluCine Film Festival, 2016.
  • Prince Klaus Fund for Culture and Development Evaluator. Amsterdam. 2015.
  • Reviewer, Latin American Studies Association New Book Award, 2015.
  • Organizer, “Forms of Attention” seminar. ACLA April 2013.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, January 2013.
  • Assessor, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Fall 2012.
  • Panel discussion on Film and Buenos Aires, Toronto International Film Festival, September 2012.
  • Organizer, “Creating Affinities: 1810 and 1910 in Latin American Culture” symposium. University of Toronto March 6, 2010.
  • Organizer, “Elective Affinities: Nineteenth-Century Social Movements in Latin America,” for LASA, Rio, Brazil (2009)
  • Poetry reading, Octavio Paz, Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto and Latin American Studies. April 2008.
  • Respondent for Latin American Studies Research Day (March 24, 2008)
  • Treasurer: Latin American Studies Association Southern Cone Section (2007-10)
  • Organizer, “Technologies of the Modern” for ACLA, Puebla, Mexico (2007)
  • Invited Participant in “Reconceptualizing Latin America: Curriculum Dissemination Workshop.” Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (Dec 9, 2006)
  • Assessor, Calgary Institute for the Humanities.
  • Reviewer, Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • University Press Reader, Liverpool University Press, Routledge Press, Bucknell University Press.


In support of creative writing, I was accepted into literary residencies:

• “Fables for the 21st Century.” Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity. November to December, 2017.

• “The Writer’s Hotel,” New York City, June 2017.

I was a faculty member in International Youth Deliberation on Energy Futures (2019-2020). This project was a trial run for the development of a high school curriculum on energy transition and energy justice. It involved schools from around the world, including India, Philippines, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Canada. The intent was to create space for young people to explore their role in energy transition away from fossil fuels, and to map all the places where they may contribute to the decisions that affect their lives and communities. The project met through weekly virtual meetings, an online virtual classroom and global video conferences.