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. and Latin American literatures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century from a food studies perspective. She is interested in the relationship between the history of food production, race, empire, and aesthetics.
Courses taught include Reading and Composition in Comparative Literature and Spanish 1 and 2 in the Spanish and Portuguese Department.