I am currently finishing a manuscript on the representation of disappearance in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction, The Space of Disappearance: A Narrative Commons in the Ruins of Argentine State Terror. My edited collection, Cartographies of Exile: A New Spatial Literacy came out from the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature Series from Routledge in spring 2016. The volume asks what kind of maps exiles make and make use of, examines the exilic impulses fundamental to mapping, and proposes new reading strategies that help parse a certain cartographic ethics of exile.

Among my published work are articles in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Translation Review, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, and the Journal of Modern Literature. My research interests are varied, but most of my current projects converge upon a series of central inquiries that examines how twentieth and twenty-first century authors represent exile, disappearance, torture, and the dead body; the aesthetic and ethical complications of representing human rights abuses on the page; the nature and role of space, place, and mapping; narrative and poetic form; and how these intersecting endeavors provide for new and urgent reading strategies.


The Space of Disappearance: A Narrative Commons in the Ruins of Argentine State Terror (in production; forthcoming April 2020 from SUNY UP).

Cartographies of Exile: A New Spatial Literacy, ed. Karen Elizabeth Bishop. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature Series. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters
“The Design of Ecoethics: Repurposing the Tejas Verdes Torture Center.” Special issue on “Natural Media,” Electronic Book Review. Forthcoming September 2019.

“On Teaching the Close Reading of Torture Literature: An Approximation.” Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies, eds. Alexandra Schulteis and Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg. MLA Options for Teaching Series. New York: MLA, 2016. 178-188.

“The Architectural History of Disappearance: Rebuilding Memory Sites in the Southern Cone.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 73, No.4 (December 2014): 556-578.

“Estrellas precisas: On Translating the Fragments of Marcelo Uribe.” Translation Review, vol. 88.1 (Spring 2014): 13-25.

The Propositional Logic of Mapping Transnational American Studies – A Response to Shelley Fisher Fishkin’s “DEEP MAPS: A Brief for Digital Palimpsest Mapping Projects.” Journal of Transnational American Studies 3(2) (Dec 2011).

“Myth Turned Monument: Documenting the Historical Imaginary in Buenos Aires and Beyond.” Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 30.2 (Winter 2007): 151-162.

Book Chapters
“Still Life: The Anti-Nostalgia of Adam Zagajewski.” Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe, ed. Agnieszka Gutthy. Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature Series, vol. 30. New York: Peter Lang, 2009. 89-102.

“Open Spaces in Time: Kairos as Design for Rebuilding Memory Sites.” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, vol. 10 (Dec 2018): 56-60.

Encyclopedia Entries
{Invited} “Documentary Narrative in Contemporary Spanish America,” “Macedonio Fernández,” “Tomás Eloy Martínez,” “Southern Cone Writing: Literature of Transition from Chile and Argentina,” “Torture in Modern Spanish American Literature.” World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia (vols. 1-3). Eds. Maureen Ihrie and Salvador Oropesa. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2011. 301-303; 390-391; 605; 915-917; 967-969.

Book Reviews
{Invited} Gabriele Schwab, Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma. The Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, vol.10.2 (Fall 2013).

{Invited} Paul Kong, The Raiders and Writers of Cervantes’ Archive: Borges, Puig, and García Márquez. Bulletin of Latin American Research, vol. 30.4 (October 2011). 566-568.