She is the author of Una literatura abyecta. Gombrowicz en la tradición argentina (Brill, 2012), and co-editor of Transnational Memory in the Hispanic World (a special issue of the European Review, 2014), Estudios sobre memoria. Perspectivas actuales y nuevos escenarios (Eduvim, 2015), El pasado inasequible. Desaparecidos, hijos y combatientes en el arte y la literatura del nuevo milenio (Eudeba, 2017), and Sujetos, territorios y culturas en tránsito.
Dimensiones de lo transnacional en la cultura hispánica contemporánea (a special issue of Nuevo Texto Crítico, in press 2017). She has co-directed the IRSES Project “Transit: Transnationality at Large. The Transnational Dimension of Hispanic Culture in the XXth and XXIth Centuries”, funded by the European Commission and she is currently Principal Investigator of the ERC project “We are all Ayotzinapa: the role of digital media in the shaping of transnational memories on disappearance”.
In the frame of this project, she studies the role of the portrait in the digital protests against enforced disappearance, and examines the meaning which notions such as ‘public space’, ‘community’ and ‘direct action’ acquire in the context of transnational collaboration schemes that emerge through the use of social media (working title“From the unburied bodies to the absence of the disappeared. The transition from words to images in #IlustradoresConAyotzinapa”).
Within the framework of the project, she is responsible for examining the legal dimension. Her research will focus on the relationship between law and memory (including memory practices) in cases of enforced disappearances in Mexico and elsewhere, as well as on the legal question of responsibility for human rights violations and international crimes in the Mexican context.
She has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the FNRS (Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, 2013-2016), as a visiting lecturer at Ghent University, at the UCLouvain and the University of Liège, and as visiting scholar at Stanford University. She is the author of El niño en el cine argentino de la postdictadura (Tamesis 2014) and Infancia y melancolía en el cine argentino (Biblos 2016) and co-editor of two books about the uses of popular songs in Latin American and European Cinemas (published in Libraria, 2018 and Peter Lang, 2019).
She has also co-edited two special thematic sections in academic journals (about intimacy and politics in Spanish American literature and cinema, Letras Hispanas, 2016, and about “melodrama and tragedy” in cinema and theatre from Argentina and Mexico, Savoirs en Prisme, 2017).
In the frame of this project, she is interested in the impact of digital culture and resources in the conception and diffusion of audiovisual works produced about the disappeared in Mexico (especially related to the Ayotzinapa case), considering all formats. In particular, she analyses the treatment of faces, voices and landscapes in these works using the concepts of trauma, affect and waste, in order to approach the complex relationship between “memory” and “disappearance”.
Her interest lies in the relationship of digital media and citizenship. To determine the role of digital memories in the movement of enforced disappearance in the Hispanic world, she studies the media attributions in a global era as a reinforcement of a civic culture of rights. Emerging from previous social and digital movements, she sees hipermedia practices as vital for social struggle.
He is interested in the role of digital media in the shaping of social movements. In the framework of the project, his research focuses on the links between artistic actions and political participation in a digital context. Particularly, he is tracing the performance “El Siluetazo”, used in Postdictatorship Argentinean Human Rights movements and lately reenacted in the context of activism related to the disappearance of the students of Ayotzinapa.