I am a specialist on the history of modern Latin America with a research focus on twentieth-century Argentina. In my recent work, I have examined the political and social effects of transnational mass culture. To date, I have written three books and co-edited a fourth.
My new monograph is Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music (Duke University Press, 2017).
Musicians in Transit website
(Click on Culture of Class below for an open-access pdf of the book!)
Recent Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Reviews
Review of Laurent Dubois, The Banjo and John Troutman, Kika Kila, Journal of Social History (2016). pdf
“Reinventing the Latin in Latin Jazz: The Music and Career of Gato Barbieri,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (2016). pdf
“Black in Buenos Aires: The Transnational Career of Oscar Alemán,” in Eduardo Elena and Paulina Alberto, eds., Rethinking Race in Modern Argentina (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
“Populism as an Identity: Four Propositions on Peronism,” in John Abromeit, et.al., eds., Transformations of Populism in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.: History, Theories and Recent Tendencies (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2015).
“Blackness in Argentina: Jazz, Tango and Race before Perón,” Past & Present 216 (August 2012), 215-45. pdf