is an associate professor of Spanish and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Her book Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place
was published by Palgrave in December 2005. Among the writers she has translated into English are Cubans Víctor Fowler Calzada. Ernesto René Rodríguez, and Jorge Miralles. Her critical essays have appeared in Nepantla:Views from South, Miradas, Chasqui, Latino and Latina Writers, Mandorla,
and New Centennial Review,
among other publications. She is currently preparing a manuscript whose working title is "Cultural Memory: Cuba and the Soviet Bloc."