I specialize in late eighteenth- to early twentieth-century Spanish literature, philosophy, and culture, including Enlightenment thought, interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies, philosophy of science and the body, Gender Studies, social history of ideas in medicine, modernist aesthetics, and the avant-garde.



Ph.D., Modern Spanish Literature, Stanford University, 2007
Ph.D., Humanities, Stanford University, 2007


Life Embodied: The Promise of Vital Force in Spanish Modernity. History of Ideas Series. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, May 2018. 424 pages.
Modernism and the Avant-garde Body in Spain and Italy. Eds. Nicolás Fernández-Medina and Maria Truglio. New York: Routledge, 2016. 262 pages.
The Poetics of Otherness in Antonio Machado’s ‘Proverbios y cantares’. Cardiff: U of Wales P, 2011. 214 pages.

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