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Welcome to my site! I’m a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington. I currently study U.S. and Latin American culture, with an emphasis on twentieth-century popular culture. In 2019, University of New Mexico Press will be publishing my book on Mexican Westerns in film, comics, and music. My previous publications include  Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015) as well as scholarly articles on various subjects, such as the history of homosexuality in nineteenth-century Mexico, the relationship between painting and literature in Argentinian literature, and Venezuelan journalism during the War of Independence. I’m a collector of Mexican and Spanish comics, posters, lobby cards, advertisements, and pulps.