Presentations

  • “International Crimes, Local Investigations: The Nation as Vanishing Mediator in Contemporary Neopolicial.” LASA 2017. Lima, Peru. Apr. 29–May 1, 2017.

  • “Reimagining the National Community from the New Mexico Borderlands.” MACHL 2016 (Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures). University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. Nov. 3–4, 2016.

  • “History and Freedom: Mario Conde, Realism, and the State.” LASA 2016 (Annual International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association). New York, New York. May 27–30, 2016.

  • “Digital Cuba: Problems and Possibilities.” Digital Humanities Forum 2015: Peripheries, Barriers, Hierarchies. Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. Sept. 24–26, 2015. Slides (.pdf) | Transcript | Sources and Image Credits

  • “Unsolving Crime: Anti-Police Detectives in Contemporary Latin American Noir Fiction.” LASA 2015 (Annual International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association). San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 27–30, 2015. | Audio en español

  • “Che and His Doubles: the Fate of the Socialist Male Hero in Contemporary Cuba.” 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 20–22, 2014.

  • “Gender Politics in Cuba after 1991.” Invited Lecture. University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Feb. 25, 2014.

  • “Después de todo, compromiso: la ficción de Leonardo Padura.” Invited Lecture. Semana de Autor 2012. Casa de las Américas. Havana, Cuba. Nov. 27-30, 2012. | Artículo

  • “Struggle in the ‘Public’ University.” Invited Lecture. “Labor in the University.” A symposium sponsored by the Davis Humanities Institute and the American Cultures and Politics Research Cluster. Davis, California. May 11, 2012.

  • “Papa in Cuba: Hemingway in an Island’s Imagination.” 7th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Peninsular Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. University of California, Davis. Oct. 21, 2011. | Transcript | Expanded Article

  • “Las de abajo: la ficción policial de Myriam Laurini.” Conferencia Internacional de Literatura Detectivesca en Español. Texas Tech University. Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 2011.

  • “Labor is a Cold Mistress: the Post-Soviet Moment in Two Cuban Novels.” UC–Cuba Graduate Student Conference. University of California, Irvine. April 28–29, 2011.

  • “A Teoria Crítica e a Atual Crise da Educação.” VII Congresso Internacional de Teoria Crítica: Natureza, sociedade: crises. UNICAMP, Campinas (São Paulo), Brazil. Sept. 13–17, 2010. | English Version

  • “Critical Standpoints in Post-Soviet Cuban Literature: Ena Lucía Portela.” Invited Lecture, UC Berkeley Cuba Working Group. Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley, California. March 1, 2010. | Transcript

  • “Reflections on Consumption and the Culture Industry in Light of the Grundrisse.” Annual MLG Institute on Culture and Society, Portland, Oregon. June 16–20, 2009. | Book Chapter

  • “Canary in a Coalmine: Two Decades of Capitalist Crisis in Cuba.” The Politics of Crisis: 4th Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, University of California, Irvine. April 3–4, 2009.

  • La neblina del ayer: Heterotopía y posmodernidad en Leonardo Padura Fuentes.” Cuba: New Research Directions, UC Cuba Multi-Campus Research Program, University of California, Irvine. May 2–3, 2008. | Artículo

  • “Extrañas formas de colectividad: La distorsión de motivos ‘noirs’ en Papel picado de Rolo Diez”. RMCLAS Annual Conference: Flagstaff, Arizona, April 9–12, 2008.

  • “Julián del Casal en la posmodernidad cubana.” Perspectives Colloquium: University of California, Davis. October 20, 2007.

  • El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo de Senel Paz: Una versión anotada para el estudiante de literatura.” Public presentation of Masters Capstone. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. April 28, 2006.

  • “Entre el amor y la soledad: Las expresiones del amor en la obra de García Márquez.” 10th Annual Spanish Graduate Student Symposium: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. April 14–16, 2005.