Doctor of Philosophy (2007) The University of Chicago
Division of the Humanities, Committee on the History of Culture. Interdisciplinary focus in the cultural history (literature, cinema and public monuments) of Latin America, emphasis in Chilean political violence, human rights and cultural trauma and memory. Dissertation, Dictatorial Violence, the Body Politic & the Politics of the Body: Dismembering and Remembering in Chilean Literature, Cinema and Public Spaces.
Master of Arts Degree (2000) The University of Chicago
Division of the Humanities, Committee on the History of Culture. Interdisciplinary cultural theory and cultural history focusing on intellectual history. Thesis, Transitional Space as a Theory of the Origins of Culture.
Bachelor of Arts and Honors Degrees (1995) Arizona State University
Interdisciplinary Humanities. Interdisciplinary focus in western intellectual history and English literature, especially the American novel. Minor granted in History. Arizona State University (ASU) Honors College, honors thesis, the novel Are the Green Fields Gone?