About Me


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Alvear, Corrientes

I am originally from Alvear a small town in the northeastern province of Corrientes, Argentina. When I was 10 years old, I moved with my mother and brother to another small town called Intendente Alvear, but located in the central province of La Pampa, Argentina.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Political Science from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, followed by a graduate degree in History from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Universidad de San Andres.  I also worked at CEDI, a think tank at Universidad de San Andres and directed by Mariano Tomassi.

Folklore Festival, Int. Alvear

Folklore Festival, Int. Alvear

In 2000, I won a YPF – Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Political Science at the University of Michigan.  While living in Ann Arbor, my husband and I welcomed our daughter Sophia to the family.

I came to the University of Illinois in 2007 as an assistant professor. While living in Urbana, my husband, daughter, and I welcomed our son Tobias to the family.

Although I have been living in the United States for almost 16 years, I miss my big family a lot.  Of course, I am always ready to enjoy un mate with friends while listening to chamaméthe music of Corrientes.Sophia 1Tobias 1

My Family, Halloween 2014