"She specializes in modern Latin American literature and culture, critical theory, media and modernity, and travel literature. Her articles have appeared in MLN, Revista Iberoamericana, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana , and LALR. She was founding editor and Executive Editor from 1999 to 2003 of the interdisciplinary journal Nepantla. Views from South (Duke U.P.). She is author of Somatic Fictions: Naturalism, Nationalism, and Medical Politics of the Body (Viterbo 2000), and Of Other Places. Patagonia and the Production of Nature (Duke U. P., forthcoming). She is the editor of La naturaleza en disputa. Retóricas del cuerpo y el paisaje (Paidós 2002), and co-editor of The Argentina Reader. History, Culture, and Politics (Duke 2003) and La memoria insastifecha (Santiago, Chile: ARCIS, forthcoming). She has published essays on fictions of disease, local articulations of hysteria, crime and aesthetics, racial bodies, alternative travel, landscape and photography, and memory and cinema. She is currently working on a new book project on body writing in Latin American literature, art, and photography."