Cristina holds a B.A. in Literature from Yale University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras. She joined UChicago’s doctoral program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies in 2019 where she pursues research on 20th and 21st century Caribbean and Latin American literature and intellectual history with a focus on postcolonial and decolonial studies. Her research interests also include identity politics, the intersection of law and literature, and psychoanalysis.
Research interests: 20th and 21st century Caribbean and Latin American literature and intellectual history; postcolonial and decolonial studies; legal theory and hermeneutics; psychoanalysis; critical theory