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I am a DPhil student in Spanish, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Clarendon Fund and the Trinity Christie Miller Scholarship. I studied for a BA in French and Spanish at Merton College, Oxford, then worked for a few years before returning to Oxford for my MSt and now my DPhil. In 2023, I was a visiting researcher at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires. 

My doctoral project explores the idea of a translational poetics, researching two Argentine poets – Alejandra Pizarnik and Susana Thénon – who move between languages and images in order to create expanded networks of expression. This builds in part upon my master's thesis, which examined Pizarnik's self-translation practices from French into Spanish as a form of poetic production, and was awarded the Faculty prize for the best MSt dissertation on a topic in Spanish literature. My research interests include queer and postcolonial literature in Latin America, translation, comparative literature, and the visual arts.

Alongside my research, I am also a practising translator, having studied poetry translation at the BCLT Summer School in 2022. I also serve as Director of Outreach for the translation magazine Asymptote.

Teaching Experience

  • Stipendiary Lecturer at Trinity College (Hilary Term 2024)
  • Stipendiary Lecturer at St Catherine's College (Trinity Term 2024)
  • Graduate Lecture Scheme - 'Queer Responses to Dictatorship in Latin America' (Trinity Term 2024)

Subjects taught include:

  • Translation from Spanish to English to undergraduates (Paper II)
  • Modern Spanish American literature (Paper VIII)
  • Modern Spanish American authors (Paper XI), including Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa

Conference and Seminar Papers

  • 'Susana Thénon’s distancias: Poetics, Politics, and Aesthetics After Argentina’s Dictatorship'. Society of Latin American Studies Conference. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2024 (forthcoming).
  • 'Borges and His Precursors: Constructing Comparisons'. Affiliations Conference. University of Oxford, UK, May 2024 (forthcoming).
  • ‘Poetry as Choreography: Translating Dance with Susana Thénon and Iris Scaccheri’. OCCT Discussion Group Presentation. University of Oxford, UK, November 2023.
  • 'No Mother Tongue? Self-Translation and Alejandra Pizarnik’s Translingual Poetics’. ‘Literary Self-Translation and its Metadiscourse’ Conference. University of Liège, Belgium, October 2023.
  • ‘Cristina Rivera Garza y la escritura documental’. Desmadres Conference. Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2023.
  • ‘Susana Thénon’s distancias: Poetics, Politics, and Aesthetics After Argentina’s Dictatorship’. Oxford Berlin Latin American Graduate Conference. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, June 2023.
  • ‘No Mother Tongue? Translation and Alejandra Pizarnik’s Translingual Poetics’. Society of Latin American Studies Conference. Queen’s University Belfast, UK, March 2023.
  • ‘Pedro Lemebel: Illegible Genders and a Politics of Camp Resistance’. Postgraduates in Latin American Studies Conference. University of Cambridge, UK,  July 2022.


Other Activities

  • Co-convenor of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Discussion Group (2023-present)
  • Member of the Organising Committee for the Oxford Latin American Graduate Network (2023-present)
  • Spanish sub-faculty graduate representative (2023-24)