Department of History
My work studies the history of human rights, transnational networks, Latin America, and international relations. In my dissertation, "De Luz y Lucha” in Uruguay: Contesting the International History of Human Rights, I explore the origins and evolution of human rights discourse in Uruguay, particularly during its transition back to democratic rule. The research addresses issues of transitional justice, the rise of the transnational human rights movement, and the shifting terrain of human rights in the 1970s and 1980s.
I have taught course on human rights, Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy for New York University, Hunter College, and St. Francis College. I will be starting a position in the History and Literature Department at Harvard University in the Fall of 2017.