Tara joined the department of Comparative Literature in 2015. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She studies U.S., Latin American, and Caribbean literatures of the twentieth century from a food studies perspective. She is interested in relationship between the history of food production, race, and aesthetics in the context of modernism.
Courses taught include Reading and Composition in Comparative Literature and Beginning Spanish in the Spanish and Portuguese Department.