AboutI research and write about Irish-Latin American relations, artwork in the international organizations, and links between food and music. Born in Argentina, I studied agronomy and became aware of the amazing complexity of the biological environments in which we live in. Then I worked in the corporate world in the United States and in Latin America. I acquired first-hand knowledge of how capitalist values work in the real world. After moving to Europe, I joined an international organization in Geneva (the WTO) as publishing manager. As co-founder of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) and the first editor of its journal I was able to study trans-Atlantic migrations, especially the Irish in Latin America. During a period as invited professor at University of Cape Verde, I edited a multi-author collection of essays about the relations between food and music. More recently, I researched and published works about the history of architecture and works of art in the Centre William Rappard of Geneva (cover image: “In GATT We (T)rust” by Claude Namy, 1966).
EducationPhD University of Zurich (Romanisches Seminar), M.A. University of Geneva (English, Spanish, General linguistics).
Work Shared in CORE
Other PublicationsArt Discovery and Censorship in the Centre William Rappard of Geneva: Building the Future (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).
Becoming Irlandés: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina, 1844-1912 (Buenos Aires: Literature of Latin America, 2006). Also published in Spanish as Devenir irlandés (Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, 2004).
Becoming gauchos ingleses: Diasporic models in Irish-Argentine Literature (Palo Alto, California USA: Academica Press, 2009).
Centre William Rappard: Home of the World Trade Organization, Geneva, co-authored with Joëlle Kuntz (Geneva: WTO Publications, 2011).
Symphony of Flavors: Food and music in concert, as editor (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).
Ireland and the Americas: Culture, politics and history, advisory board member and contributor (Santa Barbara, California USA: ABC-CLIO, 2008).